Iloilo City to extend help to ‘Agaton’-hit LGUs

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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the city government plans to extend financial assistance to local government units (LGUs) in Capiz and Northern Iloilo that were affected by the typhoon last week.

LGUs that suffered damages due to “Agaton” will be given cash aid, according to Treñas.

The mayor said that he is still waiting for the recommendation of the City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council on the assistance to be extended to the LGUs. (

The city government is planning to utilize a portion of the calamity fund as the financial assistance to the affected local governments, he added.

Meanwhile, Treñas commended the five-man Urban Search and Rescue Team of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office who was deployed by the city government to help in the search and retrieval operations of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Capiz and Northern Iloilo from April 14 to 17.

“I am thankful and extremely proud of them for going beyond their call of duty, and lending a helping hand to those badly hit by the floods in other parts of Panay,” he said.