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The City of Manila, under the leadership of Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan and Vice Mayor Yul Servo Nieto, demonstrated its commitment to community welfare by providing crucial financial assistance to victims of three separate fire incidents that occurred in January.

The distribution ceremony took place at the UDM Covered Court on Tuesday, February 6, where a total of 446 families affected by the fires on January 28 and January 31 each received 10,000 pesos in assistance. In addition, 39 unattached individuals who were also impacted by the incidents were given 3,000 pesos each.

Mayor Lacuna-Pangan and Vice Mayor Nieto personally handed out the financial aid, highlighting the city's hands-on approach to addressing the immediate needs of affected residents. This direct involvement from the city's top officials emphasizes their commitment to standing by the community in times of crisis.


The Manila Department of Social Welfare, led by Officer-in-Charge Re Fugoso, played a crucial role in the assistance efforts. Beyond financial aid, the department provided victims with essential items such as hot meals, clothing, hygiene kits, and beds. This comprehensive support aims to help the affected families rebuild their lives after the devastating incidents.

This initiative not only underscores the City of Manila's dedication to the well-being of its residents but also showcases the collaborative efforts of local government officials and departments to provide immediate relief and support during challenging times.

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