The state of the catastrophe will not be defined within the fire-struck Sitio Superior in Mandaue Metropolis


The photo shows part of the fire-affected area in Sitio Superior in Barangay Looc, Mandaue city. CDN digital photo | Mary Rose Sagarino

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The barangay captain of Looc will not declare a state of unhappiness here after the night fire that struck part of Sitio Superior on Sunday 6 December 2020.

Read: Mandaue fire displaces more than 500 people

Barangay captain Allan Siazon said this was decided during an emergency meeting with the Barangay council on Monday 7th December.

Siazon stated that the affected area should make up at least a quarter of the total area of ​​the Sitio (lower village) in order to declare a state of disaster.

The night fire affected only part of the entire Sitio Superior.

“(Sitio) Superior is huge and the area affected is small. I think it should be at least a quarter of the entire sitio, ”said Siazon.

In a state of disaster, the barangay would have had access to disaster funds, which would have helped provide additional financial assistance to the fire victims.

Read: P1.4M lost in the fire at Mandaue City

The number of families affected by fire has now risen to 126.

According to Siazon, a total of more than 100 houses and more than 600 people were displaced in the Office for Social Welfare and Services of the City (CSWS) as of 3 p.m.

He is also grateful to the city government for providing starter supplies to the families affected.

At the time of this publication, a total of 103 families received the aid packages, which included 5 kg of rice, canned food, bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, laundry soap, kitchen and cooking utensils, buckets, banig / sleeping mat, towel, blankets, 2 T-shirts, 2 shorts , 2 pieces of women’s underwear, 2 pieces of men’s slip and a mosquito net.

The city will also support the families affected financially.

/ bmjo

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