PLGU sets guidelines for assistance to landslide victims

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Nov. 15 (PIA)--The provincial local  government unit(PLGU) has set guidelines for the efficient distribution and implementation of   assistance to  victims and  affected families   of  massive landslide  in Ucab, Itogon, Benguet during the height of typhoon Ompong  last September.   

 

The guidelines cover the psycho-social and cash assistance for livelihood to be provided to affected families who are bonafide residents of Ifugao to help them cope up   with the situation.  

Around 50 persons were believed to have been buried alive in a massive landslide in Ucab on September 15, most of them Ifugaos who went there to works as small scale miners.

Bereaved families of the Ucab tragedy are required to submit to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office   the death certificate, permit to travel the cadaver, barangay certificate of residency indicating relationship to the deceased, valid  identification card of client and case study of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office.

Meanwhile, the PLGU and the Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office recently inked a memorandum of agreement for the provision of   calamity assistance to affected families in the amount of P500, 000.   Said assistance will be utilized for the purchase of various medicines, relief goods and items for the affected families in the province. 

On October 10, Governor Pedro Mayam-o received a P300,000 check from the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) as financial assistance in the aftermath of  PLGU sets guidelines for assistance to landslide victims  typhoon Ompong.   

 “As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and in order to ease the burden of those who were affected, our bank has initiated the provision of financial assistance to the affected provinces,” LBP-Lagawe Branch Manager Ruth Jugueta said. By Marcelo B. Lihgawon (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)

 

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