DAVAO CITY—The city government will provide cash and forms of assistance to the owners and renters of houses burned in a huge fire in Purok 4A, Brgy. 23-C, Mini Forest early Thursday morning.
The fire started in the house of Labi Langap and immediately spread to other houses made of light materials.
According to City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), Social Service Operation Division chief, Marilyn Agonia, the affected families will receive cash assistance from the city government.
Owners of the partially damaged houses will receive P5, 000 cash assistance each while the totally damaged houses will get P10,000 each.
Renters will be given P5,000, while the sharers and boarders will be paid P3,000.
“The CSSDO immediately provided hot meals like lugaw to the affected families. A list is being made dividing the victims into house owners, renters or boarders,” Agonia said.
She said that they will also provide psychosocial assistance to all victims.
The authorities are determining the cause of the fire, which was the second this year.
It can be recalled that in 2014 hundreds of families in the same place were hit by a big fire.