The government is stepping up efforts to help victims who lost their homes to rebuild their lives.
A year following the devastation brought by Typhoon Yolanda to various parts of the country, there is hope for those who lost their homes: the government has formed a one-stop-shop for resettlement to facilitate the construction of permanent housing units in affected areas.
In a meeting convened by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) Secretary Panfilo Lacson made the report about the establishment of the one-stop shop during a meeting with members of the Cabinet clusters involved in the Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP), which aims to rebuild Yolanda-affected areas in Eastern Visayas.
The creation of the one-stop shop is in accordance with Administrative Order 44, which was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III to streamline the issuance of permits, certifications, clearances, and licenses to speed up the construction of housing facilities for those affected by the 2013 typhoon. The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) will take the lead on the one-stop shop project.
Just recently, the President approved the CRRP’s Php 167.9-billion budget, which will include the reconstruction of infrastructure, settlements and basic community facilities, and livelihood to help in the recovery of the 171 affected cities and municipalities in 14 provinces and six regions.
Sources: sunstar.com.ph, president.gov.ph
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