Mayor Honey Lacuna led the distribution of financial aid for victims of recent fire incidents in Manila, with a reminder to all residents to be cautious specially this month, being the “Fire Prevention Month.”
Lacuna said that while the cash aid from the city government may not be that much, it is meant to help the families displaced by fire to start anew.
It was learned from Manila department of social welfare chief Re Fugoso, who assisted the mayor in the distribution of the financial assistance, that a total of 231 families received P10,000 each, for a grand total of over P2.3 million.
The recipient-families, according to Fugoso, were victims of ten fire incidents that took place from February 23, 2023 to March 13, 2023 alone.
Of the number, four of the fires razed homes in District 3; three from District 1; two from District 2 and one from District 6.
In her short message, Lacuna told the residents not to lose hope and be thankful and take consolation in the fact that they are all intact and unharmed.
She also assured that the city government of Manila will always be there to extend all forms of assistance possible.
The mayor likewise warned that March had been declared as ‘Fire Prevention Month’ because it is that time of the year when fire incidents are high due to hotter days.