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PBBM grants P50-M aid to El Niño victims in N. Mindanao

May 17, 2024 Chona Yu 124 views

PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. turned over some P50 million in financial assistance to the local government units in Northern Mindanao.

Marcos handed a total of P10.540 million over to Iligan City Mayor Frederick Siao; P13.920 million to Lanao del Norte Vice Governor Allan Lim; and P24.360 million to Misamis Occidental Governor Henry Oaminal.

The financial assistance will be distributed to El Niño-affected farmers and fisherfolk.

“Pwede ko naman po ihabilin sa aking mga kalihim ang pagdadala ng tulong. Pwede ko rin iatas sa iba ang paghahatid ng serbisyo. Ngunit kung gagawin ko iyon, hindi ko kayo makakasalamuha.

Hindi ko makikita ang inyong tunay na kalagayan. Hindi ko maririnig ang inyong hinaing,” Marcos said.

“Higit sa lahat, hindi ko matutunghayan ang pag-unlad ng Iligan at Lanao del Norte na bunga ng sipag at tiyaga ng kanyang mga mamamayan,” Marcos added.

Aside from the financial assistance from the Office of the President, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) provided PhP10,000 in financial assistance to 9,588 beneficiaries in Iligan City.

Regional offices of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Health (DOH) also distributed assistance to the residents during the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair.

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