Yolanda Victims Updated on Status of Recovery,Rehab Efforts
Led by the Capiz Archdiocesan Social Action Center, Inc., the activity was a gathering of 128 representatives from the towns of Dumalag, Dumarao, Panay, Panitan, Mambusao, Jamindan and the coastal barangays of Roxas City who were victims of the said disaster in 2013.
In his message, CASAC Director Rev. Fr. Mark Granflor said that while the church and the government as well as other organizations are extending help to the victims of supertyphoon Yolanda, the people should not be totally dependent therefrom.
Granflor stressed that every affected family should likewise do their part to help themselves to recover from such adversity.
For his part, Governor Victor Tanco said that in the delivery of services and in addressing the various issues and problems affecting the people, there must be no separation of the church and the state.
Tanco commended also the different church-based organizations like the CASAC for the continued recovery and rehabilitation efforts being extended to the affected families in the province.
He stressed that the government is also doing its utmost effort for the people to recover from the wrath of supertyphoon Yolanda.
The governor has presented the various program thrusts of the provincial government, highlighting among others its goal for Capiceños to be disaster-resilient communities.
During the dialogue, different issues and concerns identified by the residents in their respective communities were presented.
On the other hand, the typhoon Yolanda reconstruction, rehabilitation and recovery programs of the different national and local government agencies were likewise presented by the agency heads.
Among those present were the heads and representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National Food Authority, National Irrigation Administration, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Education, Department of Public Works and Highways and Philippine Information Agency.
Also present were department heads from the provincial government of Capiz, particularly from the Provincial Health Office, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, PSWDO and Office of the Provincial Veterinarian. (JCM/PIA/JBGuillermo)