Davao City give P1-M aid for Itbayat quake victims

Davao City give P1-M aid for Itbayat quake victims

The age old tradition of “Bayanihan” is exemplified by this act of Davao City to a fellow province in the north of the country.
In a measure approved by the City council which grants financial assistance to the earthquake victims of Itbayat town in Batanes.

The amount of PHP 1 million, the financial assistance will go to the 1,025 families or 2,968 individuals affected by the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the town on July 27.
One of old churches damaged by the twin earhquake.
(photo credit to owner)
Alfredo Baloran, Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) head, said the fund will be sourced from the Quick Response Fund of Davao.

“We will personally hand over the cash assistance to them as soon as we can. We no longer need to send them food packs since based on the reports that we received, they have enough food and what they need is a financial assistance to help them rebuild their houses,” Baloran said
As per the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC)

The earthquake killed 9 people, wounded 64 people, and damaged 80 houses in four barangays.
On the latest as of August 5, NDRMMC showed a total of 378 aftershocks were recorded in Itbayat town.
72 families or 261 persons are currently staying at the town’s covered court/municipal plaza in Barangay San Rafael. 

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Report from PNA

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