Muntinlupa gov’t officials, employees raise P700k personal donation for two flood-stricken Cagayan towns

In the spirit of “bayanihan” and solidarity especially in the Christmas season, government officials and employees of Muntinlupa LGU donated a portion of their bonus and allowance raising P700,000.00 financial assistance to two flood-stricken towns in Cagayan.

Muntinlupa City Department of Disaster Resilience and Management (MCDDRM) chief Erwin Alfonso, representing Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, turned-over the personal donation of Muntinlupa City Hall employees and officials to the municipalities of Baggao and Solana, Cagayan on Tuesday.

Alfonso said Baggao LGU received P400,000.00 which will be used for the procurement of a rescue vehicle while Solana LGU received P300,000.00 to be used for the town’s recovery and rehabilitation. Baggao Mayor Joan Dunuan and Solana Mayor Jenalyn Carag expressed their utmost thanks to the officials and employees of the local government for their generous donation.

The personal assistance is on top of the P11 million financial aid of the City Government of Muntinlupa already donated to 21 LGUs in the provinces of Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Cagayan, and the City of Marikina that were worst hit by Typhoons Rolly, Quinta and Ulysses.

Recently, the Muntinlupa City Council approved the financial aid be sourced from the City Government’s 2020 Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund as per recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and MCDDRM.

Muntinlupa City Government has extended P1,000,000 financial assistance to the City of Marikina; while P500,000 each were given to the towns of Bato, San Andres, San Miguel, Baras, and Gigmoto in Catanduanes; Bato, Iriga, Calagbanga, Caramoan, Garchitorena, and Siruma in Camarines Sur; Tiwi, Ligao City, Camalig, and Malinao in Albay; Naujan and Gloria in Oriental Mindoro; Tingloy in Batangas; Alcala and Claveria in Cagayan.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said this initiative is the city’s share in helping our kababayans who are in need. “In the spirit of bayanihan, the local government of Muntinlupa will continue to lend its hand to towns in the country needing assistance,” the local exec added.

During the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, Muntinlupa City sent Rescue Boats and a Water Search and Rescue Team in Marikina to augment their rescue operations. Further, BFP Muntinlupa has also sent teams for the clearing operations in Marikina.

On November 25, the local government of Muntinlupa and JRF Scholarship and Development Foundation, Inc. has also delivered groceries packs to 200 families of the Dumagat Tribe in Tanay Rizal. Affected Dumagat Tribe families also received 1,600 face masks, 440 new underwear and sando (for adult and kids), 420 Towels and towelette, 150 Assorted Size Slippers, 150 Banig, 150 Blankets, and 150 Toiletries/Hygiene Kit. Some of the students from the tribe are also part of the JRF Foundation scholarship program since 2018.


*Source: Public Information Office