Bacolod to extend P4.5M aid to Mindanao quake victims

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The Bacolod City Government will donate P4.5 million in calamity assistance to the provinces affected by consecutive earthquakes in Mindanao.

This was in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for immediate relief operations to the local government units in Davao del Sur and North Cotabato.

Executive Assistant Joemarie Vargas, cluster head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said the calamity assistance will be distributed to various areas next week. (

The city government will give P500,000 to the municipalities of Makilala, Tulunan, Magpet, Magsaysay, and Bansalan.

Financial aid amounting to P1 million will be given to the cities of Kidapawan and Digos.

“The city chose these towns and cities after their areas were placed under the state of calamity,” Vargas said.