President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night lent a helping hand to victims and relatives of those who perished in the Roxas Night Market bombing during a simple dinner he tendered for them.
After dinner, the President personally received each of the victims and relatives of the deceased and handed over a check representing the cash assistance extended by the government amounting to P250,000 for victims who were permanently disabled by the blast.
The Chief Executive likewise handed out P250,000 each to the families of the 15 victims who died in the bombing while P100,000 cash assistance was also given to each of the victims who sustained minor injuries plus other medical assistance, including allowances for antibiotics.
There were at least 70 people who were injured in the bombing last September 2.
The President also took time to console and give an inspirational talk to the recipients and family members of the victims.
In another development, President Duterte said he was pleased with the progress made in the peace process and that things are moving forward particularly with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Source: Philippine Information Agency