The PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex management, together with the Navotas City LGU and DSWD, immediately responded to give food and other relief items to the fire victims of Barangay North Bay Boulevard North in Navotas City. NFPC offered a temporary staging area inside the fish port after the fire was put out and provided “hot lugaw” for the victims’ breakfast. Stakeholders at NFPC also donated food and relief packages, while the PFDA Credit Cooperative donated Twenty Thousand in cash.

A fire, which left around 600 families homeless, hit a residential area in the said barangay early morning of January 9, 2017. The fire also engulfed Market 3 of the Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) as it spread quickly. Most of the residents were not able to save their belongings and were left with no choice but to stay at the barangay covered court for shelter. Around 600 houses were reduced to ashes with property damage estimated at Three (3) Million Pesos.

According to NFPC Management, the NHA at present is in the process of identifying a site for the relocation of those left homeless. (Betty Uy)

PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan (left), with Navotas City Mayor John Reynold M. Tiangco (Center) and National Housing Representative (right), conducts a dialogue with the officers of the informal settlers families (fire victims) regarding the plan for the staging area where they can temporarily stay while awaiting the readiness of their relocation site.
NFPC Port Manager Miguel B. Lamberte, Jr. (in printed Shirt) leads the relief operations for the fire victims.