NCAA lends hand to Batanes earthquake victims

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 06, 2019 01:22 PM
NCAA lends hand to Batanes earthquake victims
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The NCAA Management Committee (ManCom) unanimously approved a cash donation of PhP 100,000 to the province of Batanes after a devastating 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit it late last month.

NCAA ManCom chairman Peter Cayco said Monday that the financial assistance will be turned over to Batanas provincial officials led by Gov. Marilou Cayco on Saturday during halftime of the rivalry game between San Beda and Letran at Cuneta Astrodome.

“What we are doing is part of the NCAA advocacy to help our fellow Filipinos in need, especially those affected by calamities,” said Cayco.

“The other member schools have already done their part and this time, as one family, the NCAA is extending its assistance to help Batanes,” added Cayco of Season 95 host school Arellano.

Batanes suffered damage to its houses and historical structures, including the old Santa Maria de Mayan Church in Itbayat.

The earthquake also resulted to nine fatalities, while 911 families - or 2,963 individuals - were affected by the disaster that had an estimated damage amounting to PhP 292M, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

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