As donations pour in for the earthquake-hit areas in Mindanao, from individuals and groups, many local government units (LGUs) are also scrambling to send out some form of assistance to those affected.
Pasig City is among those who signified that they would send donations to the affected areas. On his official Facebook page, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto announced that the city will be donating relief goods and a total of Php14 million cash to the affected areas, breaking down the amount in a list.
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Pasig City will be donating relief goods plus 14 Million Pesos for the victims of the #MindanaoQuake.
Upon recommendation of the City DRRM Council, I have called for an emergency Sanggunian session tomorrow morning for the formal approval of the donation.
We will be going directly to the city/municipal level:
- Davao del Sur LGUs
- Magsaysay – Php2 million
- Bansalan – Php2 million
- Matanao – Php1 million
- North Cotabato LGUs
- Makilala – Php3 million
- Tulunan – Php2 million
- M’Lang – Php2 million
- Kidapawan – Php2 million
We also encourage everyone to continue looking for ways to help our brothers and sisters who are in dire need.
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The post was met with happiness on social media, with lots of netizens praising the mayor and the city council for the kind move. Many even commented that they would not mind if the city will not spend a lot of Christmas decorations because the people of Mindanao would have better use of the money.
“The spirit of Christmas from the leadership of Mayor Vico Sotto and Council and the Pasiguenos. Better to be simple and yet Faith Hope and Love can be channeled thru giving to our fellow countrymen who were devastated by calamities. Mabuhay at salamat Pasig,” a netizen wrote.
“Finally some good news! Di bale ng wala masyadong xmas decors, xmas contests or pgndahan ng streets kpg pasko bsta mktulong sa kapwa. That's the spirit of Christmas! proud pasigueno here!” another shared.
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Thank you, Mayor Vico and the people of Pasig City.