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Matina fire victims get aid



DAVAO CITY – The office of the First Congressional District Representative Paolo “Pulong’ Duterte recently provided much-needed assistance to fire victims at Bolton Bridge, SIR Matina, Davao City on Saturday.

The First Congressional District Office dispatched their staff to the evacuation area to supply relief aid such as food packs consisting of rice and canned goods, toiletries, tents, and portable toilets for some 39 families affected by the incident.

While everyone is trying to recuperate, the lawmaker said they would also provide hot meals for the victims’ breakfast and dinner for five consecutive days starting on Sunday as they assess the situation.

Duterte said affected individuals with health concerns could also seek medical support from the office. The First Congressional District Office has provided relief assistance to anyone in need of timely aid, especially during this pandemic.

Initial investigation of the Davao firefighters revealed more or less 50 houses were either gutted down or damaged by fire on Saturday at around 9 a.m. at Bolton Bridge 1 and 2 – connecting to Quimpo Boulevard. The victims evacuated to a nearby area.

The firefighters were able to control the fire around 10:49 a.m. But authorities refrain the vehicles from passing the bridge pending the approval of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

The responders reported cracks on the bridge due to the incident.