Duterte personally delivers P18.5-M Davao aid for Bohol, Cebu quake victims

October 21, 2013 11:21 am 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 21 — Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte personally delivered Sunday the P18.5-million financial help extended by the Davao City government to the municipalities of Bohol and Cebu which were hit by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last Tuesday.

Christopher Lawrence Go, the mayor's executive assistant, said Duterte first met with Maribojoc Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr., followed by a conference with Bohol Governor Edgardo Chatto in Tagbilaran City.

Maribojoc received P1 million, while the rest of the 34 municipalities in Bohol and Cebu will get P500,000 each.

On Monday, Duterte will meet with Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III.

Go said Duterte's travel plans were also bared to domestic and foreign business leaders and private citizens attending the joint meeting last Saturday of foreign chambers of commerce (American, Japanese and European) of Davao.

Earlier last Friday, former Mayor Sara Duterte together went to Maribojoc and handed to Mayor Evasco some donated goods for the earthquake victims.

They delivered seven sacks of rice, six boxes noodles, 13 boxes canned goods, 13 boxes of water and a box of coffee, all donated by Davao residents.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the number of fatalities in Central Visayas rose to 171 as of Friday and estimated the damage in roads, bridges and flood control services to cost about P563.66 million in Cebu and Bohol alone. (PNA)

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