THE victims of the October 13 fire at Purok 3B in Recodo village, Zamboanga City, get additional relief assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and City Government, as they remain in temporary shelters set up in the village.

In the afternoon of Friday, October 15, 2021, Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar and DSWD

personnel led by Fatima Caminan, the regional director, and City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) staff led by Socorro Rojas distributed rice, kitchen kits, water gallons and other welfare goods to 523 displaced families.

Meanwhile, Salazar had tasked the CSWDO to fast track preparation of documents for the release of the financial assistance to the affected families.

She also ordered the Housing and Land Management Division (HLMD) to expedite tagging activities for the resettlement of the concerned families.

Caminan said they have also set up modular tents in the evacuation center.

A fire hit Purok 3b in Recodo village early Wednesday, October 13, 2021, razed to the ground over 300 houses.

The incident is considered as the biggest fire incident since January 2021. (SunStar Zamboanga)

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