|Mayor Sara Duterte, the President's daughter|
MAYOR Sara Duterte-Carpio will be requesting the city council for authority to release financial aid to typhoon-struck Marinduque, which was belatedly declared to be placed under a state of calamity, the City Information Office said in a statement.
The financial aid, the amount of which is still unannounced, is expected to be approved once the city council resumes its regular session next week, said the mayor’s Chief of Staff Raul Nadela, Jr.
Marinduque, an island province, was not included among the places that the city government earlier allocated P11 million.
The city government released P11 million in financial aids to the victims of Typhoon Nina in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay and Mindoro last week.
The cash assistance was taken out from the city’s calamity fund.
The city government also distributed more 20,000 food packs to the areas devastated by the typhoon.
Emmanuel Jaldon, the chief of the city’s Central 911, said two more batches of food packs will be airlifted to Bicol anytime this week.
Duterte-Carpio has earlier expressed sympathy to the victims of Nina, a super typhoon that hit the country last Christmas. “The Dabawenyos extend our deepest sympathy to everyone affected by the devastation left by Typhoon Nina,” she said.
“Davao City is no stranger to calamities and we understand the distress that the victims of Typhoon Nina are going through this time,” she added.
Marinduque trail of destruction left behind by supertyphoon NinaPH