FIRE INCIDENT. A fire broke out on May 1 in Barangay 96, Calanipawan that left 16 families homeless were immedi- ately given assistance upon the order of City Mayor Alfred Romualdez. (TCIO)

TACLOBAN CITY- Fire victims that erupted in Barangay 96, Calanipawan on Saturday (May 1) were immediately provided assistance on the order of City Mayor Alfred Romualdez.
The city mayor personally went to the area to look after the 16 families whose houses were gutted down by the fire incident that started at around 11:10 am.
Upon Mayor Romualdez’ order, the City Social Welfare and Development Office(CSWDO), headed by Chona Fe Bahin, distributed food packs composed of six kilos rice, 10 canned goods, coffee, biscuits, milk, and cup noodles, together with hygiene kits, blankets, mosquito nets, and mats.
A day after the blaze, the CSWDO again extended kitchenware and used clothing to the fire victims who are temporarily taking shelter at their relatives’ houses in the area.
Meanwhile, CSWDO Head Bahin stated that the office is working on the recommendation of the family-victims for financial assistance from the City Government of Tacloban.
The fire which was declared “fire out” after almost an hour and left 16 families homeless, was responded by Tacloban City Fire Station, Tacloban Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade, and the Local Chief Executive himself, Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez.