Fire gutted 450 households in two villages in Puerto Princesa, Palawan early Wednesday, affecting 920 families.
The fire affected Barangay Pagkakaisa and Barangay Bagong Silang, according to Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez who is acting caretaker of the congressional district of Palawan following the passing of Rep. Edward Hagedorn.
The Speaker said P3.5-million has been mobilized to aid families affected by the blaze. This includes the provision of ‘ayuda’ or assistance, amounting to P10,000 per family affected, through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The City Social Welfare Development is currently in the process of finalizing the tally of those impacted.