DOLE-13 announces financial aid to Surigao Norte flashflood victims

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga officer-in-charge director Ofelia Domingo revealed that a total of P500,000 financial assistance were provided to the victims of flashfloods.

In her recent visit to the province, Domingo said that the financial assistance are for families/ workers affected by the recent heavy rains and flash floods.

The said calamity roughly hit businesses, institutions, residents and families in low-lying villages across the province.

Meanwhile, Gov. Sol Matugas was grateful with the national government’s assistance saying that they will use it to shoulder the wages of workers who will be hired for the rehabilitation of roads and infrastructures, clearing of canals and drainages.

“We will channel this to our municipal mayors,” said Gov. Matugas.

Matugas said she will make sure that the local chief executives will select and prioritize the most affected workers to be the beneficiaries of the program and assured that no politics will be involved in the selection.

“I will ask them (mayors) to select the most affected families for this program,” said Gov. Matugas.
 (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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