“Mao kini ang atong pundong salapi nga gipagula sa dakbayan gikan sa 5% Calamity Fund aron adunay mahatag nga ayuda alang sa mga biktima kansang mga balay nabanlas o’ naguba tungod sa milabay’ng bagyong Sendong,” the mayor clarified.
Today at 1:00PM at City Hall the City Government shall, on its sixth phase of financial aid distribution, turn over to 1,008 Sendong survivors P5,473,000.00 cash aid, Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano announced.
The beneficiaries for this financial aid shall, this time, come from Barangays 1, 6, 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, 18, 21, 23, and 25.
A total of P56,010,400.00 has so far been distributed to 9,884 Sendong victims, all sourced from the city’s 5% Calamity Fund.
The approval of Ordinance No. 12241-2012 providing grant of financial assistance to victims of cyclone Sendong has paved the way for the release of the city’s 5% calamity fund or Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Fund (RRDMF).
The ordinance got the approval of the Cagayan de Oro City Council led by Honorable Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas through the strong support of Honorable Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano as early as January 17, 2012. Its immediate approval was seen in the light of the City Government’s aim to immediately provide financial assistance to the displaced and cash-strapped families whose livelihood and properties were greatly affected by the major devastation.
These efforts were undertaken by the City Government as part of its current comprehensive rehabilitation effort to support and strengthen Sendong survivors to rise up again. In the process, gain full recovery and be able to rebuild their lives once again. Rebuilding their lives from the great loss impacted thousands of families living near the great river of Cagayan de Oro City.
Now on its fifth phase of distribution, the City Government shelled out P50,537,400.00 million, benefiting 8,876 families whose houses were either totally damaged or partially damaged.
More than Thirty-Two Million Pesos (P32,000,000.00) as initial financial aid has been distributed to the flood victims so far by the local government, according to City Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano.
“In this fourth (4th) phase of the financial aid distribution, 1,858 families received aid totalling P7.8M from the city’s 5% Calamity Fund,” the mayor further said.
In line with this, the Mayor again asks for consideration and patience from those other victims who have yet to receive their share of the financial aid as the verification and validation is a very necessary process.
P10.64M Given to 1,787 Sendong affected families
City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano playfully hugs a kid while talking to the mother who is one among 1,787 beneficiaries whose homes were either totally or partially washed out during the typhoon Sendong flood. The beneficiaries who received financial aid (taken from the City Government’s Calamity Fund) for this batch came from Barangays Balulang, Agusan, Baikingon, and Balubal.
A total of 1,787 families, from the Barangays of Balulang, Agusan, Baikingon, and Balubal, whose houses were partially damaged or totally washed out received financial aid from the local government worth P10,644,000.00.
City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, members of the City Council, and members of the Crisis Committee witnessed this 2nd phase of distribution of financial aid on February 10, 2012 at the City Tourism Hall.
“Though what we are giving is not much, it is wholeheartedly given with the hope that it can help you in your efforts to recover from your difficult ordeal,” the mayor expressed.
In the first phase of the financial aid distribution held last February 2, 2012, 323 families who lost their loved ones received from the city government P15,000.00 per deceased family member. About P5M pesos were given at that time the funds of which were also sourced from the 5% Calamity Fund.