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DAVAO ORIENTAL GOV BARES "ACTION AGENDA" FOR 2013 TO SPEED UP RECOVERY FROM TYPHOON'S MASSIVE DEVAS
DAVAO ORIENTAL GOV BARES “ACTION AGENDA” FOR 2013 TO SPEED UP RECOVERY FROM TYPHOON’S MASSIVE DEVASTATION By Ferdinand Zuasola Governor Corazon Malanyaon has bared before local and international aid donors her administration’s “Action Agenda” for next year that she said would expedite recovery efforts for victims of super typhoon Pablo in the province. Topping the governor’s five-point Action Agenda is relief for survival, security and stress debriefing sessions that would start on January up to June next year. “We will continuously provide food, water, emergency shelters, medical assistance and maintain public order and psycho social sessions to affected families,” Governor Malanyaon told the visiting foreign and local aid donors. “Next is rehabilitation for slightly damaged infrastructures and facilities and utilities such as water system, streets, school buildings, health facilities, public buildings and others, and the installation of temporary power and communication systems and others. These will be done from January until June next year,” says the governor. The governor says that reconstruction of severely damaged infrastructures and utilities like roads, bridges, major power trunk lines, telecommunication towers, irrigations and dump sites will also commence next year. She also says that ground works for crop production, livelihood assistance and trainings will also start next year. The governor also vows a comprehensive re-planning of the provincial government’s Land Use Plan. “Through the assistance of major government agencies and institutions, the office of the President, office of the vice president, the DILG, PNP, DND, Armed Forces of the Philippines, DOTC, the Philippine Coast Guard, DSWD, DA, Philippine Red Cross, other national agencies, local government units from all over the country, political leaders, international funding agencies such as the USAID, ICRC, AusAID, World Food Program, private corporations, individuals and volunteers, we were able to gather relief goods, cash donations and other forms of aid and dispatched these to affected areas in an organized manner ensuring speedy and equal distribution. We were allowed the use of two Navy boats to ferry goods and passengers particularly relatives of affected families to these areas. We have also dispatched trucks through Lingig, Surigao del Sur to bring relief goods for Boston and Cateel towns,” Governor Malanyaon told the visiting aid donors during a briefing held at the Capitol’s covered court where food and non-food relief items are being repacked to be transported to the three isolated towns of Boston, Cateel and Baganga. As of December 26, 2012, cash donations for the typhoon victims of Davao Oriental reached P8.8 million, according to the provincial treasurer’s office.