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P179-M support to date given to Hurricane Odette survivors

FILE – Residents take turns in filling up their water containers from the water tanker of Bukidnon Prime Water, Malaybalay Metropolis Water District on Christmas Day in Barangay Sabang, Surigao Metropolis.

MANILA, Philippines —  Survivors of Hurricane Odette, which has been deemed as one of the vital highly effective storms to strike the nation in 2021, have to date acquired P179 million in support from the federal government, Inside Secretary Eduardo Año mentioned.

READ: Odette: Impact on PH described as ‘catastrophic’

In President Rodrigo Duterte’s taped deal with to the nation aired Tuesday, Año mentioned that the distribution of monetary help has begun.

“A complete of P4.7 billion po ‘yung ating na-i-release sa mga LGUs (native authorities models) at kasalukuyan pong nagdi-distribute ng mga ayuda sa mga naapektuhan,” he reported to the president.

READ: Gov’t releases P4.8 billion for typhoon survivors

(The federal government has launched a complete of P4.7 billion to LGUs, and the method of disbursing monetary support is properly underway.)

“A complete of 121—P179 million na po ang naidi-distribute at subsequent week po ay magbibigay kami ng ulat sapagkat ngayon pong Miyerkules ay magmi-meeting po ‘yung mga regional administrators upang abisuhan ‘yung mga LGUs para bilisan po ang pagbibigay ng ayuda,” he added.

(A complete of 121-P179 million was already distributed, and subsequent week, we are going to report as a result of this Wednesday, regional administrators may have a gathering to advise LGUs to expedite the distribution.)

Duterte, in December final 12 months, mentioned that every household affected by Odette would obtain P5,000 to assist them reel from the storm’s impression.

READ: Each family affected by Typhoon Odette will get P5,000, says Duterte

Duterte has additionally ordered the Division of the Inside and Native Authorities (DILG) to supervise the money distribution to survivors.

“On prime of that mga (On prime of) implementers, I ask the DILG Secretary Año to only… be there and be current ganu’n sa (within the) distribution and see to it that the cash is given to the right individuals, to the storm victims. Nag-aano talaga ako (I simply)—to only oversee the stream of the cash to the place it ought to belong,” he mentioned.


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