Friday, 07 January 2011 16:37
Malacanang insisted on Tuesday that there is enough standby fund of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to help the flood victims in seven regions of the country.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said on Tuesday, there is no need for an additional fund to augment the standby fund of the DSWD.
According to Ochoa, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRDMC) is also well-equipped of the needed know-how in assisting, evacuating and rescuing the victims of floods in St. Bernard in Southern Leyte, Surigao City, Bicol region and other parts of the country which is experiencing heavy rains which caused floods.
President Benigno Aquino III in an earlier media briefing also instructed Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and other government agencies to ensure the safety of the residents affected by the heavy rains in seven regions.
The President also instructed Sec. Gazmin and other concerned government agencies to initiate evacuation of affected residents of floods and landslides.(PNA/PIA9-BST)
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