Fire victims from Barangay 5-A Pag-asa in Bankerohan, Davao City on Sunday received timely assistance from the office of the First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte as the lawmaker’s team distributed on Sunday morning cash aid and rice packs to 84 people affected by the fire.
House owners, sharers, boarders and renters whose houses were razed by fire received cash assistance and 10 kilos of rice from Duterte’s team.
Initial reports from the Davao City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) disclosed that 350 families and 28 individuals were affected by the incident, 26 of which are house owners, 15 are sharers, 23 are renters and 20 are boarders.
The blaze gutted down 13 houses and partially damaged 15 other houses at Purok 5-A Pag-asa on 1 April, leaving the victims homeless as they were temporarily sheltered at a gymnasium in Bankerohan.
Davao Fire District Intelligence and Investigation Office head SFO4 Ramil Gillado said that the fire started at the house of a certain Ramon John Solite and was declared out at 1:15 a.m.
Damage to property was estimated at P500,000.
The district office has been giving food packs not only to its constituents, but also to other areas of Davao where people are in need of immediate assistance even amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.