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Galante! Sara Duterte mobilizes Davao City gov’t to donate P1M to Marikina

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The Davao City government approved PHP1 million in aid to help its sister-city Marikina in its relief operations for the families affected by flooding following days of heavy rains in the National Capital Region.

Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag said Tuesday’s approval of the PHP1 million aid was requested by Mayor Sara Duterte. In particular, local legislators authorized Mator Sara to draw from the city’s Quick Response Fund (QRF), which comprises 30 percent of the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund (Calamity Fund).

Al-ag said Marikina has already declared a state of calamity after being hard-hit by typhoons Inday and Josie. He said a total of 1,271 families or 5,265 individuals have been affected by the calamity.

The city also recently provided over PHP4 million in assistance to eight local government units in the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, Pangasinan and Tarlac affected by flooding.

Al-ag assured Dabawenyos the city government’s quick response fund still has PHP98 million in available funds. (Lilian C. Mellejor/PNA)