Fire victims get P10,000 cash aid each

BACOLOD City – In the aftermath of a devastating fire in Brgy. San Antonio, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental six families who lost their homes received immediate relief in the form of goods and P10,000 in cash assistance.

Following the incident on February 1, Mayor Raymund Tongson, with his executive assistants and staff from both the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD), swiftly mobilized support.

“We directly provided aid to those affected, promptly dispensing P10,000 in cash assistance to each household to aid in their recovery,” stated Mayor Tongson.

The Bureau of Fire Protection in Himamaylan City reported that the fire broke out at approximately 12:20 p.m. and was successfully extinguished by 1:30 p.m.

Mayor Tongson expressed relief that there were no fatalities, though the incident resulted in a total loss of P181,500 due to the destruction of six residential structures.

“The City Mayor’s Office and the CSWDO will persist in providing assistance and psychosocial support to our fellow citizens impacted by the disaster,” Tongson affirmed.

The affected families received immediate relief goods and P10,000 cash assistance from the combined efforts of the City Mayor’s Office, the DSWD, and the City SWD Office, and will continue to be supported in their recovery from the February 1 fire.