About 437 owners of homes that were destroyed at the height of Typhoon ODETTE will be granted financial assistance as approved by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo based on the list submitted by the City Social Welfare and Development Office and concerned barangay officials.
The release of financial assistance will be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Local Budget Circular No. 141 that governs the downloaded fund, Department of Social Welfare and Development Office and Department of Interior and Local Government.
Members of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council along with the Typhoon ODETTE Post Disaster Needs Assessment Team from the different national agencies discussed this afternoon the reports on damages and proposals to provide relief to those severely affected by the calamity.
As reported by the City DRRM Office the typhoon caused an estimated P 2.6 million damage to infrastructure, electrical material and other local government facilities; P 850, 000 for the MRF and P 1 million in losses to agricultural production.
Among the members of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment Team present in this afternoon’s meeting led by the Office of the Civil Defense-7 are representatives of the Department of Agriculture, National Housing Authority, National Telecommunication Commission, DICT, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, ENRD, Philippine Coconut Authority, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Education, Department of Public Works and Highways, National Economic and Development Authority, DSWD, Department of Health and Department Energy.