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Davao Blast Victims Received Cash Aid From the City Government

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Davao City government approved the release of millions of pesos cash aid for the victims of explosion on September 2 night.

The families of the victims of Davao City blast on Friday night, September 2, immediately received cash assistance from the government.

In the said explosion, 14 people died while more than 60 others were injured, some were critical.

On Tuesday, the local government of Davao City approved the release of P4.5-million cash assistance for the victims of the deadly explosion.

Residents pray at the makeshift memorial at the site.
Residents pray at the makeshift memorial at the site.

Through an urgent motion at the Davao City Council, the cash incentives was immediately approved by the members of the council.

According to the motion, the P4.5-million cash will be released from the crisis intervention funds and incident expenses of Davao City.

Under this, the families of victims who died in the bomb attack will receive P40,000 each while those who were wounded will be given P30,000.

Davao City Information Office said, “the city will also shoulder the food expenses during the wake of the 14 victims for a maximum of 10 days, and the meals of watchers of injured victims for 20 days.”

According to Mayor Sara Duterte’s chief of staff, Atty. Raul Nadela Jr., on Tuesday evening, the cash assistance was immediately delivered to the families so that they can use it.

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On the same day, Department of Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial revealed the agency has released P10 million in assistance for the victims of the Davao City blast.

Ubial said she has ordered the head of the finance division to release a P10 million assistance to the Southern Philippines Medical Center and other regional health offices in Davao City where the survivors of the blast were confined.

“I made an order to the finance to release P10 million to the Southern Philippine Medical Center and to the regional health offices in Davao City to attend to the needs of patients outside of the Southern Philippines Medical Center. As reported by our undersecretary of finance and administration, it was released yesterday,” Ubial said.

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