Lanao Norte rehab plan submitted to DND's Teodoro
ICC Iligan City (13 November) -- The Rehabilitation Plan of Lanao del Norte (RPLDN) is now in the hands of Secretary Gilbert C. Teodoro of the Department of National Defense (DND).
This, after the Regional Disaster and Coordinating Council (RDCC), region 10, has endorsed it to the National DCC for funding allocation, said P/Chief Supt. Teodorico B. Capuyan, Chairperson of RDCC-10.
He said the RPLDN was endorsed by the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) and the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) of the province by virtue of Resolution No. 09 s. 2008 dated Oct. 14, 2008.
Capuyan who is the Regional Director of the Philippine National Police (PNP), region 10, is also the Chairperson of the Regional Peace and Order (RPOC) in the region.
He said the RPLDN was then submitted to Sec. Teodoro on Nov. 10, 2008 through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Administrator and National DCC Executive Officer Glenn J. Rabonza for its funding support.
Meanwhile, Regional Director Carmelito A. Lupo of OCD and Executive Officer of RDCC-10 said the RPLDN needs the convergence of resources for the early recovery and rehabilitation interventions to assist the province in their earnest efforts in moving forward back to normalcy.
As such, it identifies the rehabilitation components and programs for psycho-social, basic needs, housing, livelihood, agriculture, fisheries and infrastructure development of the areas affected by the lawless MILG group (LMG) atrocities last Aug. 18.
It also looks into institution building including expansion of peace and development communities in the areas affected by the armed-conflict for which the province has indicated by their LGU counterpart, Lupo added. (RCA/PIA 10) [top]