Valenzuela LGU donates P1-million worth of rice to Cavite fire victims


The local government of Valenzuela City donated P1-million worth of rice on Friday, May 12 to the victims of the fire that transpired in Cavite City last April 26.

The city government said the City Council approved on May 8, Resolution No. 2806- Series of 2023, or the resolution allocating P1-million funds from the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (LDRRMF) to provide assistance to the Cavite fire victims.

Based on the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 or Republic Act No. 10121, Section 21, the P1-million financial assistance shall be taken from the LDRRMF.

According to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the fire hit residential areas in barangays 22-A, 22-M, and 28 in Quadra, Cavite City.

Sherwin "Win" Gatchalian, Valenzuela City's former mayor and now senator, led the distribution of rice to 731 families affected by the fire.

The city government said every family received a sack containing five kilos of rice.

The relief operation was also held under the Valenzuela Cares program, which is a charity program that seeks to help victims of calamities.

City Vice Mayor Lorie Natividad-Borja, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) Chief Dorothy Go-Evangelista, and other city government officials were present during the event.