BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Cluster Head Jose Maria Vargas told DNX that P8 million of the remaining P15 million year-end budget of the city will go to residents whose houses were totally damaged by typhoon Odette.
The assistance will be given through the Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) where each of the beneficiaries will receive P10,000.
Vargas said that 754 houses were identified by DSSD as destroyed while 8,309 were those partially damaged.
He added that they will process all the needed documents by next week so the beneficiaries could begin the distribution of funds.
Partially damaged houses falls into two category: Moderately damaged where people will receive P5,000; and slightly damaged where they will receive P2,000.
Vargas also hopes for the national government to extend financial support for the afected Bacolodnons