Purok 2 (BRYCO) of Barangay 5A was hit by fire, yesterday, January 15, 2020, at around 11:00 in the morning. For further validation, around 350 families were affected by the fire. Immediately, the City Social Services & Development Office, led by Department Head II, Maria Luisa T. Bermudo, put up a Disaster Operation Center to centralize the command and responsible for carrying out the services of the agency and the city as a whole.
Kusina ng Bayan prepared hot meals for victims. While the interview and validation were being conducted, ECCD Mobile and Day Care Workers provided stress debriefing activities such as play, draw & tell and storytelling to children in the Child-Friendly Space. City A District Staff, Day Care Workers, Social Workers led by Minda Silvano, District Head, were the frontline in providing services to the fire victims. Food packs were distributed to the families. (Elena G. Gabaton, ECCD Technical Staff)