Charisse Abalos rushes to aid fire victims

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Mandaluyong councilor Charisse Abalos quickly mobilized resources to help residents who lost their homes at a recent fire along Pitong Gatang Street in Brgy. Old Zañiga.

Abalos’ staff distributed five liters of drinking water to the affected families and hygiene kits, which contain feminine pads, 25 pieces of face mask, alcohol and antibacterial bar soap.

In a Facebook post, Abalos thanked the barangay captain and other officials who helped ensure the distribution of aid proceeded smoothly.

She also shared that while her staff gave relief goods, the city council held a meeting to pass a resolution to provide financial assistance to the fire victims.

Abalos said each affected homeowner will receive P8,000, while individuals who shared their homes will get P5,000. Renters will receive a cash assistance of P3,000.