Mandaue City Treasurer’s Office has extended cash relief distribution for victims of Typhoon Odette (Rai) until June 22, 2022.
City treasury officials made the announcement after receiving calls from worried typhoon victims who claimed they had yet to receive their cash aid from the Mandaue city government.
Julia Ballesteros, deputy city treasurer of Mandaue, told reporters on Wednesday June 15 that the June 22 deadline would be the last time she would grant an extension to typhoon victims in the city.
Ballesteros said he will have to liquidate funds provided by the city, as required by government audit policies.
She advised those who have yet to claim their cash assistance to approach the Mandaue City Welfare Office so they can be accommodated.
The distribution of cash assistance to Odette’s victims resumed on Monday June 13 and ended on Friday June 17.
According to city records, approximately 49,910 families living in the city’s 27 barangays are eligible for city-provided cash assistance after being directly affected by Odette. The city has allocated about 158 million pesos for cash assistance.
Cash assistance is distributed per barangay.
Families or individuals whose homes were damaged during the typhoon are eligible to receive cash assistance of 3,000 pesos while those who completely lost their homes are entitled to 5,000 pesos.
The distribution of the first batch of cash aid started in February but was postponed due to the ban on public spending due to the May 9 elections from March 25 to May 8.
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