Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said Negros Occidental is not sending assistance to typhoon-hit Mindanao since it is already receiving P8 billion from the national government and from foreign aid.
On the other hand, there are those in Negros Occidental whose houses were destroyed and damaged who need help, he added.
Typhoon “Pablo” destroyed 75 houses and damaged 603 in Negros Occidental, a DSWD report showed.
The governor said P2 million has been allocated, so far, for those whose houses were destroyed and damaged in Negros Occidental.
Food packs were also sent as immediate assistance for those who evacuated during the typhoon, he added.
The governor debunked insinuations from his political opponents that politics was behind the assistance to typhoon victims.
He said giving assistance to victims of typhoons is standard and if his opponents think otherwise, they should call for the social welfare office to be dissolved.
The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist said rice and corn crops worth P104,860 were damaged in Candoni, San Carlos City and Isabela.*CPG