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Davao fire victims get needed assistance



The office of the First Congressional District Representative Paolo “Pulong” Duterte distributed last week cash aid and rice packs to more than 500 families affected by a fire incident in Barangay Vicente Duterte in Agdao District.

Each recipient — composed of house owners, sharers, boarders, renters and caretakers — received cash aid and 10 kilos sack of rice from Duterte’s office at Holy Cross Drive in Barangay Vicente Duterte.

Initial reports from the Davao City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) revealed that 574 families have been affected by the incident, of which 275 are house owners, 126 are sharers, 127 are renters, 40 are boarders and six are caretakers.

The fire gutted down over 300 houses at Purok IKP and San Jose in Barangay Vicente Duterte on 9 March at around 2:53 p.m., and the victims were temporarily sheltered at Kasilak Gymnasium and two other evacuation centers in the barangay.

The district office has been giving food packs not only to its constituents, but also to other areas of Davao City where people are in need of immediate assistance even amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.