IN ASHES. Officials from the Fire Protection Bureau inspect the remains of a fire-ravaged house in Barangay Pandan on April 16. The city government, under Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr., will provide financial assistance of 10,000 pesos to the victims. (Angeles City Information Office)
The Angles City Government, under Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr., will provide financial assistance of 10,000 pesos to the two households affected by a fire in Barangay Pandan on April 16 and 17, 2022 respectively.
Assistance will be billed to the city mayor’s office.
The two households, consisting of eight people, have already received food parcels and goods such as mats, candles, hygiene materials, towels, which were distributed by the Office of Social Welfare and Development of the city led by Edna Duaso, on April 18, 2022.
The fires, which occurred for two consecutive days at Purok 5B Barangay Pandan, resulted in no injuries or casualties, according to the Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO) report.
Rodolfo Simeon, head of ACDRRMO, said the rescue team immediately went to the scene to check on the victims, which was quickly ordered by Mayor Lazatin.
Mayor Lazatin’s goal has always been to react quickly during tragic accidents like these.
“Nakakalungkot man po na mangyari ito sa kababayan natin, but rest assured that the Angeles City government will stand with the victim and provide assistance as quickly as possible,” Lazatin said.
This is not the first time that the Lazatin administration has taken care of the well-being of voters affected by the fire.
Cash assistance worth 360,000 pesos was later given to victims of the San Nicolas fire in October 2020; Aid of 10,000 pesos was also distributed each to 7 families in Lourdes Sur Est in November 2021; three families in San Jose in January 2022; and seven families in Barangay Malabanias affected by a fire on February 20, 2022. (PR)