Gov’t taking all measures to rehabilitate ‘Yolanda’-hit areas — Palace

By on September 9, 2014


Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma (2nd right) talks with Senator Francis Escudero, chairperson of the Senate committee on finance, after the deliberation of the 2015 proposed budget of the Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) and attached agencies on Wednesday (September 3, 2014) at the Senate building in Pasay City. Also in photo (from left) are IBC 13 president and CEO Manolito Cruz, PCOO Undersecretary Jess Anthony Yu and Director Tito Cruz of the Bureau of Broadcast Services. (PNA photo by Avito C.Dalan)
Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma (2nd right) talks with Senator Francis Escudero, chairperson of the Senate committee on finance, after the deliberation of the 2015 proposed budget of the Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) and attached agencies on Wednesday (September 3, 2014) at the Senate building in Pasay City. Also in photo (from left) are IBC 13 president and CEO Manolito Cruz, PCOO Undersecretary Jess Anthony Yu and Director Tito Cruz of the Bureau of Broadcast Services. (PNA photo by Avito C.Dalan)

MANILA — Malacanang on Tuesday said the government is taking all appropriate measures to rehabilitate areas affected by last year’s super typhoon “Yolanda”.

Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. was reacting to a proposal to provide each family who survived Yolanda’s fury P70,000.

“Ginagawa ng pamahalaan lahat ng mga nararapat para isagawa ‘yung rehabilitation at ‘yung build back more resilient communities doon sa mga naapektuhang lugar,” he said in a Palace press briefing.

Coloma said the government continues to provide “care” to disaster victims.

“Patuloy na tinutugunan ng pamahalaan ang pagbigay ng sapat na kalinga at pag-alaga sa mga naapektuhan ng ‘Yolanda’,” he said.

The Philippines is fast tracking the implementation of Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP) for Yolanda-affected communities as it hopes to achieve at least 80 percent completion of priority projects until the end of the term of the Aquino administration in 2016.