More than 1,000 fishermen receive aid for Capitol reconstruction

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CEBU CITY, Philippines – The distribution of reconstruction aid continues in the province of Cebu two months after Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) devastated the island.

Recently, the provincial government closed the second round of distribution of its Dasig Sugbo cards which were delivered to more than 50,000 beneficiaries in the seventh and fifth districts of the province, according to a report by Sugbo News, the Capitol media.

The Capitol also began distributing promised materials to help fishermen affected by Odette repair and build new boats.

As of Feb. 19, the province reported that a total of 1,642 fishermen had already received marine plywood, marine epoxy and other materials they needed to build new boats.

At least 2 billion pesos in public funds have been set aside to help Odette survivors in the province rebuild their destroyed properties.

Among those who were to receive aid from the Capitol were the fishermen.

Each fisherman, whose vessel was not covered by any form of insurance program, receives reconstruction assistance worth 7,000 pesos from the provincial government.

More than 5,000 fishermen in the province are expected to receive help from the Capitol.

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