The Davao City government has deployed its teams to serve hot meals and food assistance to families affected by the fire incident in Purok Sto. Niño, Barangay Leon Garcia, Agdao on September 3, 2020.

City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) teams immediately provided hot meals through the emergency mobile kitchen Kusina ng Bayan, beddings, and kitchen utilities to the affected residents.

Based on the initial report of the CSWDO, there were more than 60 houses, and seven (7) classrooms of the Emmanuel Garcia Elementary School were gutted by fire. The CSWDO is currently validating the total affected families.

Maria Luisa Luisa Bermudo, the head of the CSWDO, said that the city will also extend financial assistance as soon as her office validates the total number of affected house owners, sharers, and boarders.

Punong Barangay Lita Impis was grateful to the city government for the immediate response to the needs of the affected families.

“Dako kaayo mig pasalamat nga naabot dayon ang tabang nga pagkaon, mga hot meals, gikan sa City Government of Davao ug duna pay tabang nga mga moabotay gikan sa atong gobyerno (We are grateful for the immediate food assistance in the form of hot meals from the City Government of Davao and for the assistance that the government will extend to us),” Impis said.

The Davao City Fire District reported that the fire incident occurred at 2 a.m. on Thursday. Investigators are treating the fire as arson and a suspect has been taken into custody at the Sta. Ana Police Station. CIO