Davao City Allots P1 Million to Help Marawi Victims

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The Davao City headed by presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio allotted a total of P1 million to help the affected residents of the Marawi City siege after members of Maute Group and government troops had fight.

The P1 million allocation for the relief goods intended to be given to the victims of Marawi City siege. On Monday, May 29 Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said that a total of 500 sacks of rice are on standby, ready to be delivered to Iligan City for the evacuees from Marawi City.
Each sacks of rice to be donated by the City Government of Davao costs P2,000. Mayor Duterte was quoted as saying "We have a plan to send relief goods to Iligan City, but we can't deliver it immediately as there are safety and security issues to consider.
The problem is the safety of the people (who will deliver the goods), the trucks and the relief goods itself," she claimed.

Mayor Inday Sara said  they are set to meet with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) within this week and discuss regarding the city's request for security assistance.

Mayor Sara also conffrmed that as of Monday morning, no evacuee from Marawi City is in Davao City but there are evacuees from Marawi who took refuge in some of their relatives living the city.

The Davao City Mayor also reiterated that her stand that the city is wide open for evacuees stating that is not just a moral obligation of the local government but also of the people as fellow
Mindanawon.

The mayor also gave a “good” assessment of the martial law implementation in Davao City but maintains security is still up on red alert.

Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao effective for 60 days since May 23 due to the Marawi crisis.

So far, Davao City is doing okay, as I said, we have guidelines, just please be guided accordingly. Always, exercise prudence in planning your activity, avoid crowded places as we have a very volatile situation in Mindanao,” she said.

Source: Sunstar
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