HILONGOS, Leyte- Financial assistance were extended to the 32 individuals who were injured due to the twin explosions that hit this town last December 28.
The financial assistance came from President Rodrigo Duterte, Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the office of Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, Michael Dino.
During his visit to the town on December 30, Pres. Duterte handed P10, 000 each to the 32 victims who were hospitalized due to the injuries they sustained due to the explosions.
Gov. Petilla also gave P10, 000 for those who were hospitalized and P5,000 for those who were out of hospital while the DSWD gave P5,000 each.
Dino, who visited the town a day after the blasts incidents, also gave P3,000 each to the wounded individuals, 10 of them were children.
But while the survivors were thankful of the cash windfall that they have received, they are still seeking for justice.
The explosions incident hit the town on the night of December 28, town fiesta, inside the Rizal Park.
The first explosion occurred at 9:01 pm located at the water tank and minutes later, another explosion was heard near the stage.
While the police authorities have yet to arrest the perpetrators, they claim that vendatta could be the reason.
They claimed that the perpetrators could have staged the incident, using an improvised explosion devices of 81 mm mortar detonated through a cellular phone, after authorities arrested a high profile drug pusher or after an alleged group involved in the counterfeit activity was neutralized. (ROEL T. AMAZONA/RESTITUTO A. CAYUBIT)