Iloilo City Council seeks Marcos help for fire victims

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The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Iloilo is requesting assistance from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for the families affected by a fire that hit the metro recently.

On February 1, the SP passed a resolution “urgently appealing” to Marcos Jr. for assistance in relocating 299 families affected by the January 28 fire that razed a large area of barangays San Juan and West Habog-Habog in Molo district.

“Most of the fire victims face the grim prospect of having no more place to return to as they are informal settlers whose houses were built on privately-owned land,” the resolution introduced by Councilor Ely Estante read. (

The affected families composed of more than 1,000 individuals are currently staying at Baluarte and San Juan elementary schools.

The fire started early in the morning of January 28 in a hut in Barangay West Habog-Habog and quickly spread to neighboring houses and a portion of Barangay San Juan.

The city council furnished copies of the said resolution to the Office of the President and also to the offices of Iloilo City Rep. Julienne Baronda, Uswag Party-list Rep. James Ang, Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development, and National Housing Authority.

META: The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Iloilo asked President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to help the families affected by a fire in Molo district.