By Chito Chavez

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has completed all pending financial assistance distribution to more than 4,500 families, who were fire victims from January to July 2019.

JOY BELMONTE - QC gov’t completes all pending financial assistance to city’s fire victims

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte (Major Joy Belmonte / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

To recall, Belmonte on Thursday led the distribution of cash aid to 1,188 families from 14 barangays–the last batch of indigent fire victims who have yet to receive the city government’s financial support.

“Kahit na anim na buwan nang nakalipas matapos ang sunog na nangyari sa mga bahay-bahay ninyo, nais pa rin namin iparating ang tulong na ito (Even if six months has passed after the fire incidents in your residences we still want provide assistance),” Belmonte said.

Before she assumed office on July 1, there were more than 4,300 families, who have yet to receive monetary assistance from the city government.

In less a month, Belmonte has already provided financial assistance to a total of 4,573 families, including fire victims earlier this month.

The 269 families, who lost their homes to fire in July, were able to receive financial assistance within three to five days after verification by the city’s Social Services Development Department.

In her inaugural address last June 30, Belmonte promised improved social service to city residents.

She also vowed immediate release of aid to calamity and disaster victims.

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