Talisay to give aid to typhoon victims

Garry B. Lao (The Freeman) - November 29, 2013 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - The Talisay City government will extend financial aid to victims of typhoon Yolanda. 

Mayor Johnny De los Reyes information officer Vince Monterde told The Freeman that families that have been totally affected by the typhoon will receive P5,000. 

The head of CSW, Felipa Solana said all families who were in evacuation centers were given relief goods such as rice, sardines, and noodles.

Families whose houses were totally and partially damaged are scheduled to be given housing materials by the city government.

Monterde said the amount will be taken from the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (LDRRM) funds of LGUs. 

One of the major features of the new R.A. 10121, also known as the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) law, is putting up the institutional mechanisms that acknowledge the vital role of the local government units (LGUs) as the first line of defense in disaster response, relief, rehab and mitigation.

The new law provides funding for the entire DRRM program.

It is now known as the National DRM and Recovery Fund (formerly called the National Calamity Fund) 70% of which can now be used for disaster risk reduction or mitigation, prevention and preparedness activities.

The 30% of the national DRM and recovery fund (NDRMRF) is a standby fund for relief and recovery programs that will be called the Quick Response Fund while the funding at the local level will still come from the 5% of their respective Internal Revenue Allotments (IRA) or the LGUs can come up with its own budget for disaster management.  (FREEMAN)

 

FELIPA SOLANA INTERNAL REVENUE ALLOTMENTS LOCAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT MAYOR JOHNNY DE MONTERDE NATIONAL CALAMITY FUND NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION MANAGEMENT QUICK RESPONSE FUND RECOVERY FUND TALISAY CITY VINCE MONTERDE
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