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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto gives the 2nd biggest donation to the Mindanao earthquake victims. Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno had also given Php5M donation for the Mindanao victims. This was from his own pocket; talent fees from his endorser at the Belo Medical Center and a pharmaceutical company. The young mayor of Pasig City shared the complete details of the donation on his Facebook page. The residents of Mindanao were very thankful to Mayor Vico and the residents of Pasig City.

The mayor called for an emergency Sanggunian session on November 5, 2019, so the City Council can approve the recommendation of the Disaster Risk and Reduction Management of Pasig. The recommendation stated that the City of Pasig will donate Php14M and relief goods for the earthquake victims in Mindanao. Mayor Vico said that based on the recommendation of the DRRM Council of the City, he called for an emergency session so that the donation will have formal approval. The Php14M donation will be broken down as follows;

North Cotabato

  • Makilala – Php3M
  • Tulunan –       2M
  • M’Lang –        2M
  • Kidapawan –   2M

Davao del Sur

  • Magsaysay – Php2M
  • Bansalan –         2M
  • Matanao –         1M

It can be recalled that on October 16, 2019 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit South Cotabato and Davao del Sur. Three malls were damaged in Davao because of the earthquake. On October 29, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Mindanao which led to a major fire in General Santos City. On October 31, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Mindanao again which led to serious damages. The earthquake had also left several people dead and injured while others are still missing. Being stricken by major earthquakes one after another, the residents of Mindanao badly need help. There are about 150,000 individuals or 30,000 families affected by the disaster as per NDRRMC data.


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