The Muntinlupa City government has provided assistance to 51 families or 185 individuals who were displaced when a fire hit a residential area in Barangay Poblacion on Feb. 17.
According to the Muntinlupa City Fire Station, the fire razed houses at No. 209 Bukal Street at about 6:01 a.m. The fire was placed under control at 6:48 a.m. and was put out at 7:01 a.m.
No one was injured in the fire. Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident.
Mayor Ruffy Biazon immediately ordered city departments to provide assistance to the affected families as he visited the area and met with residents.
“We provided food packs and non-food items such as slippers, pails, cooking utensils, mats and basic necessities. And we will also ask help from the DSWD , national government for additional assistance,” said Biazon.
The Muntinlupa Social Services Department (SSD) led in the distribution of relief goods to the families while the City Health Office provided medical assistance and hygiene kits.
The families were given family kits (such as shirts, shorts, underwear and towels), kitchen kits (spoons, forks, frying pan, ladle, drinking glasses, bowls, pots and plates), sleeping kits (mosquito nets, mats, folding beds and blankets), food relief (50 kilos of rice, 25 assorted canned goods, oatmeal, sugar and coffee), and hygiene kits (nail cutter, powder, towel, diaper, napkin, toothpaste, toothbrush, bath soap and shampoo).
The Barangay Poblacion under Chairman Allen Ampaya will also give assistance to the fire victims.
“It is saddening when people lose their homes because of a fire. Everyone is reminded to be careful in their homes,” said Biazon.