Makati govt gives relief goods for fire victims

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The city government of Makati on Friday donated some 5,000 relief packs and provided free medical services, medicines and safe drinking water to fire victims at the Parola compound in Tondo, Manila.

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay, who met with former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada at the compound, led the distribution of relief goods to the families affected by two successive fires that struck the compound last Monday and Tuesday.

“We feel for the families who have lost their homes and possessions. Right now, they need all the help they can get to cope with their difficult situation, including food, safe drinking water and medical services,” Binay said.

The mayor, after noting many barefoot residents walking around, has instructed the Makati Social Welfare Department (MSWD) to deliver 15,000 pairs of slippers for distribution later in the day.


The MSWD had prepared 5,000 relief packs, each containing rice, canned goods and noodles. For potable water supply, the Makati Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office brought a portable water filtration system installed on a trailer, which processed water supplied by a fire truck of the Makati Fire Department.

At the same time, the mayor also mobilized a medical team to conduct a medical mission in the area to help address health concerns of the residents through free outpatient services and medicines. The team, which consisted of 22 doctors and 13 nurses from Ospital ng Makati and Makati Health Department, also brought medicines and medical supplies for cough, colds and fever, antibiotics, anti-hypertension drugs, burn ointment, antiseptic and bandages, among others. An ambulance was also deployed with the medical team.

The relief and medical teams from Makati were accompanied by uniformed personnel from the city Public Safety Department and Makati Police Department in their patrol cars.

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4 Comments

  1. Dal Ambrocio on

    Ok nga yan ginagawa ni Binay eh kaya alam kong nakuha niya yan mula sa tatay niyang matulungin.

    Kaya ako, bilib pa rin kay VP Binay! Siya pa rin ang president ko sa darating na 2016!

  2. JunJun Binay they needs a better living not just a food for one or two days, they need a shelter for their family. Please tell to your father to do his job and make housing for this less fortunate people. Five years na tatay mo sa housing wala syang ginagawa sa mga mahihirap na ito na dapat sana hindi sila nasusunogan kung maayos ang kanilang tirahan. Paki sabi mo na rin huwag lang politika ang inaatupag.

  3. Something is peculiar about this action of Makati government toward another city government, something it had never done before. EPAL para sa darating na election.