The Dagupan City government will donate PHP400,000 to aid Filipinos affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, which ravaged most of southern Luzon and the Cagayan Region.
In an interview on Thursday, Councilor Cisco Flores said among the beneficiaries of donation are the cities of Tuguegarao, Santiago, Marikina, and the province of Isabela, which were declared under a state of calamity as they were heavily affected by the flooding.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Dagupan approved Resolution No. 7748-2020 on Nov. 17 enabling the donation.
“Based on the resolution, the city’s monetary donation will serve as support to the ongoing rescue and response operations, and rehabilitation of the ravaged areas,” Flores said.
Based on reports from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Wednesday, damage to agriculture has increased to PHP1.19 billion while infrastructure damage reached around PHP469.7 million due to “Ulysses.”
Earlier, the city government donated PHP100,000 each to Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur province, and cities of Albay and Calapan, which were hard hit by Typhoon Rolly.
Source: Philippines News Agency