PBBM OKs release of P265-M for Davao flood, landslide victims
PBBM OKs release of P265-M for Davao flood, landslide victims
PBBM OKs release of P265-M for Davao flood, landslide victims
by Christhel Cuazon07 February 2024
Photo courtesy: 60th Infantry Battalion

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday approved the release of PHP 265 million to assist Mindanao provinces affected by the recent floodings and landslides caused by massive rains.

This was announced by the President himself in a situational briefing in Panacan, Davao City together with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rex Gatchalian and other local government officials.

"From the reports that we have had, I think that we are doing all right in the food— the provision of food packs, etc. But as the Secretary (Rex Gatchalian) was explaining, it gets to the point na hindi lang pagkain ang kailangan ng tao. They need to buy other things para sa kanilang household," Marcos said.

"That's why the ECTs (emergency cash transfer) have become very important and that's why I released P265 million to make sure that the pace of the response is immediate at maramdaman kaagad ng tao, meron kaagad silang tulong. Maramdaman nila kaagad na meron silang gagamitin sa pangangailangan nila," he continued.


The PHP 265-million fund will be allocated to the following local government units (LGUs):

PHP 30 million:

  • Province of Davao del Norte (127 barangays)
  • Province of Davao Oriental (125 barangays)
  • Province of Agusan del Sur (152 barangays)
  • Province of Davao de Oro (154 barangays)

P25 million:

  • Province of Surigao del Sur (38 barangays)
  • Province of Maguindanao del Sur (30 barangays)

P20 million:

  • Davao City (11 barangays)
  • Butuan City (11 barangays)
  • Province of Davao Occidental (9 barangays)


P15 million:

  • Province of Agusan del Norte (7 barangays)

P10 million:

  • Province of Cotabato (5 barangays)
  • Province of Bukidnon (4 barangays)

According to the 60th Infantry Battalion, at least six people were found dead, 31 injured, and 46 are still missing following the deadly landslide hit Zone 1, Barangay Masara, Maco Davao de Oro.

Davao Region recently experienced continuous rains brought by the shearline and the trough low pressure area, which caused the landslide to occur.

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