Susan C. Aro
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 4 (PIA) - - Calamity fund for the victims of typhoon Ineng in the province is already available
Governor Nestor Fongwan announced this on Thursday during the turn-over of seeds and rice assistance as agri-rehab to farmers affected by typhoon Egay and monsoon rains in July.
Following the declaration of the province under the state of calamity, financial assistance for those affected by typhoon Ineng is available and will be charged under the calamity funds, said Fongwan.
Maria Teresa B. Benas
BANGUED, Abra -- Damages wrought by Typhoon Ineng had left the province of Abra under state of calamity.
Damage reports validated by the various member-agencies of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) reached a total of P667,000,500.97 worth of infrastructures and agriculture including houses that were totally and partially damaged by Ineng. Of the 27 municipalities, 16 have been severely affected.
CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, September 3 – Isabelinos with human rights concerns or issues, including but not limited to human trafficking and domestic violence, can now be provided with frontline services by no less than their provincial government.
Through his Executive Order No. 25 signed on August 16, 2015, Isabela provincial governor Faustino G. Dy III created the province’s Human Rights Action Center (HRAC) and designated some personnel to compose the Human Rights Action Team (HRAT) in charge of the center.
QUEZON CITY, Sep. 4 -- To help farmers cope with and mitigate the extreme impact of El Niño, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) encourages them to plant drought-tolerant varieties and use El Niño-ready technologies on rice production.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recently reported that the ongoing El Niño condition is likely to continue until early 2016 with chances of strengthening toward the end of the year.
QUEZON CITY, Sep. 4 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to support and empower communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda through its Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) program.
The program uses the community-driven development strategy in order to involve citizens in decision-making to help resolve localized problems.
DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said empowering the communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda through Kalahi-CIDSS remains a priority of the Agency.