About P2.1 million worth of lumber was turned over to the Negros Occidental provincial government on Friday, May 13, to be used as further assistance for the victims of typhoon “Odette,” Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said.
The provincial government will also begin distributing the P94.6 million National Housing Authority assistance to the typhoon victims that was put on hold during the election ban from March 25 to May 8, he said.
The recipients will be 18,933 families who will receive P5,000 each.
Diaz said the local governments have completed their lists of recipients and the provincial government will schedule the distribution when they are ready.
Meanwhile, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Barotac Nuevo turned over 42,400 board feet of mahogany timber estimated to cost P2.1 million to Negros Occidental at rites at the Panaad Park in Bacolod City, Diaz said.
The timber will be distributed to local governments affected by typhoon “Odette” in the province, he said.*