Over 2,400 residents in Libon town receive emergency cash aid from Albay provincial gov’t
A total of 25 barangays in Libon town have received emergency cash assistance from the Albay Provincial Government for victims of Typhoon Nina whose houses were partially damaged.
The distribution of emergency financial assistance was done in partnership with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Offce (PSWDO) at the Libon Covered Court last April 5.
More than 2,400 beneficiaries received the assistance from the provincial government.
“The 25 beneficiary barangays with an overall 2, 475 beneficiaries were divided into clusters of 4, namely the Lakeside Cluster with a total of 1116 beneficiaries, Big Five with 680 beneficiaries, Poblacion with 425 beneficiaries, and Palayan with 236 beneficiaries,” said the province.
“Each beneficiary will receive Php 10,000 in cash. The fund was given by the National Department of Welfare and Development,” it added.
The PSWDO, under Eva Grageda, spearheaded the distribution of the pay out for the financial assistance to the victims.
Governor Al Francis Bichara visited Libon to personally checked the distribution himself.
“This is the first time the government has given emergency cash for the people under this circumstance. I have pushed this forward because I know the suffering my fellow Albayanos endure even after the calamity has passed. I have coordinated with the concerned departments so that we may be prepared for this distribution so there will be no need to go to the Capitol. Kami na ang madayo saindo,” Bichara was quoted as saying.