FINANCIAL AID Roxas City Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino (left, standing) talks to fire victims of Brgy. 1, Roxas City during the distribution of financial aid Monday morning. With the mayor are city councilors Julius Abela and Matthew James Viterbo. (Photo from Roxas City Information Centre)
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Thirty residents whose houses were gutted down by a fire last month at Brgy. 1 here received financial assistance from the city government on March 18, 2019.
Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino formally turned over P10,000 each to the 30 house owners and P2,500 each to the sharers and boarders.
Sangguniang Panlungsod members Matthew James Viterbo, chairman committee on appropriation and finance, and Julius Abela were present in the distribution.
The houses were turned into ash after a fire hit Luna Novicio Extension, Barangay 1 here on Feb 13, 2019.
Arson investigation indicated that the fire occurred at around 3:30 p.m. at the house of Teresita Dorado, which was made of light materials.
The fire easily spread to other houses which were also made of light materials.
According to Punong Barangay Martin Antonio Pimentel, an unattended stove might be the cause of the blaze.
Combined efforts of the Bureau of Fire Protection, residents, and volunteer brigades from the Capiz Citizens Action Group and Ferocity responded to the fire incident.