Malacañang Probes Delayed Post-Yolanda Rehab Projects

President Rody Duterte ordered Malacañang officials to investigate the controversial delayed post-Yolanda rehabilitation projects in Eastern Visayas. The Palace will hold consultations on the implementation of recovery projects in areas ravaged by super typhoon "Yolanda," more than four years ago.

The tough-talking President of the Philippines tapped Presidential Adviser on Special Concerns Wendel Avisado to lead the consultation next month, according to the statement released by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Director Bonifacio Uy on Thursday.

The government agency tasked to monitor governor-led-post-Yolanda recoverey initiatives, NEDA, will host a meeting on February 20, 2018 with regional heads of national government agencies in the region.

Presidential Adviser on Special Concerns, Wendel Avisado will preside the meeting where schedules of the three-week provincial consultation will be presented to concerned agencies.

According to NEDA regional chief the consultation will focus on unfinished housing and livelihood projects along Yolanda's path in four of the region's provinces - Leyte, Samar, Eastern Samar and Biliran.

Based upon the records of NEDA, in Eastern Visayas alone, only 12,000 out of 56,000 target permanent houses for typhoon survivors have been completed last year. Most of these housing units are in this city. The NHA targets to build 14,433 units in this city alone. About 9,000 houses have been awarded to beneficiaries.

Source: PNA

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