Office of Pulong distributes food packs, cash aid to Matina Aplaya fire victims

A fire victim from Punta Dumalag 2 receives assistance from the office of 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte at a temporary evacuation site in Matina Aplaya, Davao City over the weekend. Handout photo

The office of the First Congressional District Representative Paolo “Pulong” Duterte extended on Wednesday afternoon, July 21, cash assistance and food packs to the fire victims at Punta Dumalag in Barangay Matina Aplaya, this city.

Rep. Duterte’s office gave cash assistance and a 10-kilogram sack of rice with canned goods to each of the 141 house owners, eight sharers, 16 renters, and one boarder in Barangay Matina Aplaya that were affected by a fire incident on July 17.

According to the final validation of the Davao City government, there are 34 affected families who were evacuated earlier in Matina Aplaya 75-A, 57 families at Alpha San Lorenzo, 37 families at Shanghai Gym, and 13 families at Dumalag 3 Gym.

More than 100 houses were either gutted down or damaged by a fire, which began about 5 p.m. on July 17, Saturday afternoon, at Punta Dumalag 2. Also caught in the fire was the Diego Silang Elementary School at Punta Dumalag 1.

Rep. Duterte said that affected individuals with health concerns could seek support from the office to avail of medical assistance. The First Congressional District Office has been providing relief assistance.

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