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Agencies sign deal to speed up housing for Yolanda victims

Super Typhoon Yolanda levels the coast of Leyte in November 2013
TRAGEDY. Super Typhoon Yolanda levels the coast of Leyte in November 2013. Rappler file photo

Nearly 3 years ago since Super Typhoon Yolanda, only 12% of the 205,000 needed housing for victims have been completed

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 4, 2016) — Nearly 3 years since Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Visayas, several agencies signed a tripartite deal with Vice President Leni Robredo, who heads the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), to clear the housing backlog in the area.  Continue reading Agencies sign deal to speed up housing for Yolanda victims

OCD finally uses up ‘idle’ funds for Yolanda victims after 2 years

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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