MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Monday it will extend assistance to the victims of a fire in Barangay 35, Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City.
The department said it will provide the affected families, who are currently staying at the Andres Bonifacio Integrated School Gymnasium, financial aid to help them rebuild their houses, as well as livelihood under the cash for work (CFW) scheme to help them get back on their feet.
DSWD Assistant Secretary for Promotives Program Malou Turalde-Jarabe and National Capital Region regional director Vincent Andrew Leyson made the assurance after they visited the village to check the situation of the 1,800 affected individuals, many of whom were children.
“Marami sa mga apektado ay mga bata, at mahirap para sa mga bata ang kalagayan sa mga evacuation centers, lalo’t masikip at mainit ang lugar kung kaya’t mahalaga ang maagap na pagtulong sa mga kapatid natin sa Addition Hills, Mandaluyong,” said Jarabe.
(“Many of the affected people are children, and it would be difficult for them to endure the heat in the crowded evacuation centers. It is thus important for us to act quickly to help the victims from Addition Hills, Mandaluyong,” said Jarabe.)
She further said that family food packs will be distributed immediately as part of the commitment of DSWD to bring prompt and compassionate service.
The blaze started at 7:48 p.m. Sunday. PNA-northboundasia.com