US envoy airs concern
for Bacolod blaze victims
BY CARLA GOMEZ
US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr. yesterday expressed concern for the fire victims in Barangay Banago, Bacolod, and said his government will consider providing assistance.
Thomas, who was in Negros Occidental on a private visit, told the DAILY STAR that, “if the Philippine government asked for assistance, we would consider it.”
He said the Philippines, or the city government, has to follow a formal mechanism for making the request, through the National Economic and Development Authority.