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Southern Leyte PDCC to extend P1-M financial assistance to typhoon Ondoy victims

By Erna Sy Gorne

Southern Leyte (2 October) -- Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) Chair Governor Damian G. Mercado pushes for P1 million financial assistance to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Office and the provincial government of Rizal to help ease the sufferings of Typhoon Ondoy victims in an undivided approval of the body Thursday afternoon.

Governor Mercado called for a meeting among the members of the PDCC to tackle the request of the League of the Provinces of the Philippines appealing for the member-provinces who were not affected by the tragedy to extend financial assistance to the 27 provinces who suffered the brunt of the typhoon last Saturday.

The financial assistance shall be shared between the DSWD and LGU of Rizal at P500,000 each. The donation encouraged by the League of Provinces of the Philippines shall be coursed through the DSWD Central Office while the other P500,000 shall be given directly to the provincial government of Rizal, it was learned.

On the other hand, Governor Mercado also urged all the member-agencies of the PDCC to raise funds and goods from each government agency and offices' employees. He said, “We shall never forget how other provinces helped Southern Leyte during our tragedy and now is the time for us to return back the help needed by the typhoon Ondoy victims.”

The PDCC Chair sets October 9 next week as the deadline for gathering the food and non-food items that could be used by the typhoon victims, at the provincial capitol.

Meanwhile, the PDCC membership was also re-organized and patterned after the organization of the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC). Provincial Administrator Crispin Arong, Jr was tasked by PDCC Chair to facilitate the re-organization.

The PDCC members were then re-grouped in only four committees, namely the preparedness, emergency response, prevention and mitigation and post emergency. However, all of the provincial and national line agencies were still members of the body but only regrouped. (PIA) [top]

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