Duterte admin gives P100-M aid to Typhoon Nina victims in CamSur

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday visited Camarines Sur after Typhoon "Nina" struck in the province on Christmas Day.

Speaking in Pili, Camarines Sur before the Typhoon victims, Duterte said the government had donated corn and rice seeds, and cash aid worth P50 million to P100 million for their immediate recovery.

"He (Agriculture Secretary Manny PiƱol) has the money, corn and rice, and he has around P50 million to give you. Titingnan ko lang, if needed, then I might add something to it. Mabuti na lang PAGCOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation) has an earning, a very good one this year, makadiskarte ako ng tulong sa tao," the President said.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported that there were 20,290 families or 101,450 people affected by the typhoon in 22 municipalities in Camarines Sur.

Duterte vowed that his administration would do its best to make sure that the victims of the typhoon would immediately recover back to their normal lives.

“I’d like to assure you that we are here to help. Nothing more. Let’s not wait and wallow in self-pity. We have to go to normal state soon. We return to normalcy ASAP, as soon as possible,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday reported to have provided P31-million worth of relief assistance to families affected by Typhoon "Nina", stating that they were still providing assistance to the families in evacuation centers and working closely with concerned field offices to ensure continuous aid.

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