CDRRMO head Earl Timbancaya briefs the city council of the situation in Mindanao following the earthquake incidents.

Puerto Princesa City is set to provide assistance to the victims of the recent earthquakes in southern Mindanao.

City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) head Earl Timbancaya on Monday briefed the City Council on mayor Lucilo Bayron’s request to extend help to two LGUs in northern Cotabato namely municipalities of Tulunan and Makilala.

“Itong LGUs na ito ang hardest hit based on existing reports from national agencies. Meron naman po tayong food and non-food items na readily available na ibigay,” Timbancaya said.

City councilor Roy Ventura moved for immediate council approval on re-appropriating around P4 million for food and non-food assistance which the council granted considering the “urgency of the emergency”.

Timbancaya assured the council that the city will have enough supplies even when it ships its stocked supplies.

“Kahit naman po ipadala natin yung mga canned goods and medicines, kaya naman natin i-sustain kung sakaling may mangyari sa siyudad. Readily pwedeng i-replenish yung ating supplies,” Timbancaya said.

The city is keen on providing P2 million worth of food and non-food supplies, and P1 million financial assistance for each target LGU.

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