DSWD pours in P28.1M aid to flood victims in Misamis provinces

By Nef Luczon

December 31, 2022, 4:09 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided more than PHP28.1 million worth of cash assistance to the families affected by flash floods and landslides brought about by the shear line in the provinces of Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental.

In a statement on Saturday, DSWD Region 10 (Northern Mindanao) Assistant Director Ronald Ryan Cui supervised the distribution of financial assistance and family food packs (FFPs) to 11 local government units (LGUs) of Misamis Occidental, and in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.

Based on DSWD reports, Cui said there were 1,016 residents from Jimenez town, 422 families from Plaridel, both in Misamis Occidental; and 24 families from Gingoog City who have received the FFPs and cash assistance.

Each recipient family in the aforementioned Misamis Occidental municipalities received PHP5,000 under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS).

At least 932 residents in the municipality of Tudela, 576 families in Clarin, and 505 families in Sinacaban, also received cash assistance.

Still in Misamis Occidental, DSWD-10 also distributed financial aid to 124 residents of Ozamiz City, 128 families in Panaon, and seven families from Baliangao who have partially-damaged houses.

In addition, some 1,732 beneficiaries received financial assistance in Oroquieta City, 623 families from the town of Aloran, and 492 families from Lopez Jaena.

Meanwhile, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Rolando Uy also personally handed over to Misamis Occidental Vice Governor Rowena Gutierrez the check worth PHP2 million as the city's financial assistance to the province.

The city government here also sent food and non-food items, including medicines and a water tanker to help ease the plight of the Dec. 24 to 25 flood victims. (PNA)