Image by Rappler.com The Commission on Audit releases its first-ever report on how funds for disaster risk reduction and management were used by national and local officials
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 22, 2017) — The Commission on Audit (COA) found that the Department of National Defense (DND) and local government units failed to follow rules for using disaster funds in 2015.
Continue reading COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn’t follow rules for disaster funds in 2015 REVIEW. Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says they have been reviewing their services since July 1, with post-Yolanda rebuilding programs on top of their list. Leyte photo by Vince Go & Taguiwalo photo from her Facebook page Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says anomalies, if any, ‘will be dealt with appropriately’
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 1, 2016) — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said they will prioritize the review of projects and services related to the rehabilitation of Yolanda-stricken communities.
Continue reading DSWD to prioritize review of Yolanda rehabilitation projects Tacloban City. File photo by EPA The camp of ex-mayor Alfred Romualdez says: ‘ Kung tutuusin kaya nga kami nasita eh kasi ibinigay po namin ang nararapat lang talaga na para sa kanila‘
MANILA, Philippines (July 31, 2016) — The camp of former Tacloban mayor Alfred Romualdez said the city government did not misspend the recovery funds for Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Continue reading Ex-Tacloban mayor – Yolanda funds not misspent UNUSED. GI sheets are piled in the capitol gymnasium, waiting to be distributed to victims of a typhoon that hit 2 years ago. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler It is unclear why the previous administration made the housing aid purchases more than two years after Typhoon Vinta (Krosa) hit Cagayan
CAGAYAN, Philippines (July 30, 2016) — Almost 3 years after Typhoon Vinta (international codename Krosa), about P7.4 billion ($157.4 million)* worth of housing material aids are yet to be distributed to thousands of typhoon victims.
Continue reading P7.4-M worth of housing aid to Cagayan typhoon victims still undistributed TRAGEDY. Super Typhoon Yolanda levels the coast of Leyte in November 2013. Ex-mayor Alfred Romualdez, in response, says they gave what people deserved to get, and blamed the delays on the national government’s stringent rules
MANILA, Philippines (July 30, 2016) — If thousands of survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Tacloban City have yet to feel the benefits of millions of pesos in rehabilitation funds, it is because irregularities marked a variety of projects, state auditors found.
Continue reading Tacloban misspent nearly P1B in Yolanda funds AID NEEDED. State auditors said the OCD should have immediately used up its quick response funds to aid Yolanda victims. In 2014, state auditors criticized the Office of Civil Defense for its slow use of the funds, which should have been used to help victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda
MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2016) — Two years since the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) over central Philippines, the P923.154-million quick response fund (QRF) of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) has been used, the Commission on Audit (COA) said.
Continue reading OCD finally uses up ‘idle’ funds for Yolanda victims after 2 years