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Cash aid for Vasra fire victims

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The Quezon City government is providing cash assistance to victims of a fire in Barangay Vasra on New Year’s Eve.

City officials are currently conducting comprehensive interviews and assessment to ensure that only legitimate fire victims will receive the cash aid to be distributed on Monday, 6 January.
Homeowners will receive P10,000, while sharers and renters will get P5,000.

The Quezon City government immediately dispatched a team from its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) and Social Services Development Department to the site before midnight, or shortly after the fire broke out on 31 December.

The responding team immediately extended necessary assistance to all fire victims, including providing them with food packs, partition tents and mobile shower facility, food, portable toilets and potable water, courtesy of Manila Water.

As of last count, assistance was given to around 165 families, although not all were directly affected by the fire.

Based on its initial investigation, the Bureau of Fire Protection determined that faulty electrical connection was the cause of the blaze.

DRRMC head Mike Marasigan said other city offices ware also on deck, such as the QC Health Department, which provided medical assistance, and the Environmental Protection and Waste Management and Engineering departments that led the cleanup and assessment.

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