Baguio extends help to Marawi victims

BAGUIO CITY — Officials of Baguio have gone to Iligan to personally bring the city’s assistance to the victims of Marawi atrocities.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan in a late Wednesday afternoon press briefing said he had sent the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) chief and his staff to bring food supplies for the victims of Marawi who are presently staying in the different evacuation sites in Iligan and the surrounding areas.

“We have shown our sympathy by extending to them the help. If needed, we can again appropriate additional amount,” he said.

The city has allocated PHP300,000 from its calamity fund for the victims, to contribute to the assistance and help alleviate the sufferings of the evacuees.

The fund was used in buying food items in Mindanao which they personally distributed to the displaced residents who are in Iligan and the surrounding areas of Marawi.

He added that he has directed the CSWDO chief to continue to communicate with the Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 todetermine the priority needs of the evacuees, so that those will be the goods they will give if there is still a need.

“We will see if there is more need. We have been seeing on the different media and we are happy to note that there are foreign support coming in,” to help the displaced residents of Marawi, Domogan said. Liza Agoot/