Help on the way for Jasaan fire victims
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.