Bago price freeze still on

Bago Mayor Nicholas Yulo*

A price freeze remains and the distribution of assistance to flood victims is still ongoing two weeks after the city government declared a state of calamity in Bago City, Negros Occidental, Mayor Nicholas Yulo said Friday, September 22.

Yulo said that the city government continues to give out non-food assistance to the households affected by the flooding brought on by Typhoon “Goring”.

The provincial government earlier reported that 78 houses were destroyed and 69 were damaged by the “Goring” floods affecting 5,967 families with 23,302 members in Bago.

The city’s Sangguniang Panlungsod declared Bago under a state of calamity on September 4.

Yulo said there has been a lot of assistance given to the city, including those from the offices of senators Loren Legarda and Francis Tolentino, and PAGCOR.

“We are continuously distributing relief goods, especially non-food items like clothing, blankets, among others,” the mayor said.

The mayor also said that the price freeze on basic goods remains in place.

“We have convened our price monitoring council with the help of our local Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) representative for us to continuously monitor prices in the city,” he added.

Yulo assured that the assistance for the flood victims is still sufficient.

He said the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Council has to be convened to discuss the quick response financial assistance that will be given to the affected individuals.*

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