ANGELES CITY — Some 255 displaced families in Barangay Margot received today P7,000 financial assistance each from the city government headed by Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr.
Aside from the financial assistance, the residents are also set to receive 100 square meter residential lots each in Sapangbato from the land donated to the city government by the Belvedere Vista Corporation.
This has been the second batch of displaced families who received relocation and ₱7,000 cash aid. The city conducted the first batch of distribution on December 2021.
Mayor Lazatin said his administration will always look out for the welfare of residents who have been displaced.
“Tayo po ay hindi titigil hanggat hindi natutugunan ang mga pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan,” Lazatin said.
A total of P1,785,000 were given as financial assistance to the residents from the budget of the Office of Mayor Lazatin.
Councilor Atty. Arvin “Pogs” Suller said that the city officials collectively work for the relocation of the residents.
Vice Mayor Vicenta Vega-Cabigting also emphasized that the Sangguniang Panlungsod with Mayor Lazatin will continue to provide programs that will help the residents of Angeles City, especially those who have lost their homes.
Residents were more than happy to receive the cash aid, noting that they would use it for repairs and their daily expenses.
“Malaking tulong talaga. Para sa amin, bagong pag-asa ito at panatag na loob namin,” Virginia Flores, a resident of Barangay Margot claimed when asked about the cash assistance.
She added that they would use the assistance for their house repairs.
Also present during the event are City Councilors Raco Del Rosario, JC Parker Aguas, Danilo Lacson, Jesus “Jay” Sangil, PG Ponce, and Marino “Niknok” Bañola.
Rodelio Mamac Jr. and Christopher Joseph Ponce also graced the event.