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P265M worth of assistance extended to calamity-hit Mindanao provinces

by Carl Santos

THE Marcos administration has released P265 million worth of financial assistance to some provinces in Mindanao to help residents who were affected by bad weather conditions.

This was announced by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at a situation briefing in Davao City on Wednesday on the effects of the shear line and low pressure area.

According to the Presidential Communications Office, the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Agusan del Sur, and Davao de Oro received P30 million each, while the provinces of Surigao del Sur and Maguindanao del Sur got P25 million each.

The cities of Butuan and Davao and the province of Davao Oriental got P20 million, while the province of Agusan del Norte received P15 million, and the provinces of Cotabato and Bukidnon received P10 million each.

Marcos noted the efforts of the local chief executives of the affected areas, who were able to provide the necessary food assistance to the victims in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

He also ordered the government agencies to speed up the clearing operations for affected roads, infrastructure, and bridges to allow the immediate delivery of aid and relief to the affected areas as well as provide them with sufficient potable water.

Since late January, thousands of people have been affected by inclement weather, which has caused deadly flooding and landslides in parts of Mindanao.



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