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Xavier Ecoville @ Lumbia: City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano inspects one of the houses built through the efforts of the Xavier University and several project partners, for the resettlement of the victims of typhoon Sendong. (CIO)
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PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Feature report: Iligan builds partnership with various sectors to rebuild Iligan

ILIGAN, Lanao del Norte, Jan 12 -- A few days after Sendong hit Iligan, and as residents were still stunned by death and devastation, help came rushing in the form of food and non-food from neighboring places and various regions.

International aids too were there -- United Nations, Swiss, Canadian, Taiwanese, and a host of unnamed others took part in the humanitarian effort.

Various sectors in Iligan who were first responders of the flood survivors, reached out with their used clothing, food and temporary shelters.

Yet, going into the third week after the flood, the city is just barely waking up to the enormity of the task to rebuild. The swath of destruction the flood left, and the after effects including the outbreak of leptospirosis, diarrhea, dengue coupled with feelings of depression and even insanity is palpable.

As efforts in emergency response slowly transitioned into rehabilitation phase, people started to regroup to integrate their acts together.

Recently, the local government of Iligan, through Mayor Lawrence Cruz, forged cooperative partnership with a multi-sectoral group called IDRCC or Iligan Disaster Rehabilitation and Coordination Center, towards rebuilding Iligan.

ďThis is not the time for finger pointing, we need to get our acts together to rebuild Iligan,Ē says Bishop Galido, a member of IDRCC.

Meanwhile, Mayor Cruz noted there is no reason at the moment to spend much from the calamity fund for food, clothing and temporary shelters as help are still coming by the truckloads.

The said fund, he said, will be utilized especially when donations slow down.

On the other hand, a 15.9 hectare relocation site at Barangay Sta. Elena is underway. It will house at least 1,600 families. Tentative start of the build is January 25, to be spearheaded by the Gawad Kalinga Team.

Meantime, Tent Cities are being set up in various locations to temporarily shelter flood survivors particularly those who lost their homes, while others remain in evacuation centers awaiting resettlement and relocation. (CIO)

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