Makati to give P4-M for 'Pablo' aid

Posted at 12/12/12 6:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The city government of Makati is giving P4-million relief assistance to the victims of typhoon "Pablo" in the Southern Philippines.

Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay said the city council on Monday unanimously approved the release of P4 million to give relief and rehabilitation assistance to the typhoon victims in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley.

Sourced from the Quick Response Fund under the Local Disaster Risk Management Fund of Makati, the money will be used to give aid to the municipalities of Compostela, Maragusan and Nabunturan in Compostela Valley, and localities of Banaybanay, Lupon and Mati City in Davao Oriental.

"The devastation in Compostela Valley really saddens us. Makati will provide assistance in whatever form to alleviate the suffering of the people affected by Pablo," Binay said in a statement Wednesday.

Binay said they also sent a rescue team and K9 dogs from the Philippine K9 Search and Rescue Foundation to New Bataan in Compostela Valley last December 7 to help local authorities in the retrieval of seven bodies.

The rescue team were directed to stay in the province for as long as they are needed by local officials, he said.