The P5 million aid for “Lawin” displaced families in Northern Luzon has been successfully completed, Davao City Central 911 head Emmanuel Jaldon announced Wednesday, November 2.
Jaldon, who was tasked by Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte with distribution, said the money was handed to “Lawin” devastated communities in Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Norte, La Union, Apayao, and Kalinga.
“The entire visit was a complete success,” he said. “They were all so grateful for the help of the city; they were happy for the assistance and that it was handed to them personally,” he added.
Jaldon said the five-day road trip allowed them to see the extent of the devastation.
“The most affected area was Tuguegarao. You can really see the effect of Lawin,” he said.
Jaldon’s team handed out P1.8 million to Cagayan Valley, P900,000 to Ilocos Norte, P200,000 to La Union, PHP150,000 to Apayao, P350,000 to Mountain Province and P1.6 million to Kalinga.
The team started traveling on October 26, a day after the approval of the city council for the P5 million cash assistance to the victims of “Lawin”.