Help on the way for Jasaan fire vic­tims

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By Al­wen Salir­ing

OF­FI­CIALS of Misamis Ori­en­tal as­sured that fire vic­tims in San An­to­nio, Jasaan have been given what’s due them.

“They are get­ting suf­fi­cient aid and at­ten­tion,” said Board mem­ber Ger­ardo Sa­bal, stat­ing that the pro­vin­cial capi­tol has been very ef­fi­cient in the im­me­di­ate re­sponse when the fire broke out at the Philip­pine Benev­o­lent Chris­tian Mis­sion­ary (PBCM) com­pound late Tues­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 26.

The con­fla­gra­tion took the life of 11year old Niel­jen Mark Daapong and razed 132 houses, dis­plac­ing 154 fam­i­lies.

Sa­bal fur­ther there is no need to place the area un­der state of calamity.

“Ang maka-de­clare ana is ang mu­nisipyo man and walay rec­om­men­da­tion sa LGU to de­clare kay to de­clare such at least two to three barangays man ang af­fected,” Sa­bal said.

“Ang mga per­son­ahe sa PDRRMC, Health of­fice ang first to re­spond ef­fi­ciently unya suf­fi­cient pud ang ta­bang so no need to de­clare state of calamity,” Sa­bal added.

Fer­nando Dy Jr., Pro­vin­cial Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion and Man­age­ment (PDRRM) Of­fi­cer, said the capi­tol had pro­vided im­me­di­ate as­sis­tance to af­fected fam­i­lies such as food, blan­kets, mats and mos­quito nets in­clud­ing toi­letries.

The capi­tol also sent a med­i­cal team to check and ad­dress health con­cerns of the af­fected in­di­vid­u­als.

Gover­nor Yevgeny Emano yes­ter­day said the capi­tol would fur­ther wait for vil­lage of­fi­cials to ask for spe­cific aid as more groups and in­di­vid­u­als are ex­tend­ing help for the vic­tims.

The PDRRMO is also wait­ing the find­ings of the in­ci­dent from the Bureau of Fire.

“Naghu­lat ta sa find­ings sa BFP kung un­say hi­n­ung­dan gyud sa sunog. Ang papa pud sa na­matay nga bata nag­pirma og waiver nga dili na niya ipa-au­topsy ang lawas,”Dy said.

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