PamCham, CLTV 36 set rehab for Cebu villages

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Saturday, June 7, 2014


ANGELES CITY -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) and CLTV 36 are now undertaking the rehabilitation phase of its “Lingap ng Central Luzon para sa mga Biktima ng Bagyong Yolanda” program in Daanbantayan, Cebu.

December 4 last year, PamCham and CLTV 36 went to barangays Malbago, Calape, Batirya and Bagayto to distribute more than 2,000 relief packs, clothes, water and other supplies to the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda that devastated Visayas in November 8, 2013.

A total cash donation of P2,640,477 was generated in the five day fund raising-telethon by PamCham and CLTV 36 from November 11 to 16 last year.

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The remaining funds of P1,723,881 were earmarked for the rehabilitation stage of the victims in Daanbantayan which is predominantly composed of fishing barangays.

Identified beneficiaries for the program are 77 fishermen who will be given 54 20-foot long bancas and 23 15-foot long paddle boats equipped with fishing gears and nets that will serve to replace the bancas that were wrecked in the third landfall of the super typhoon in November last year.

Also to help hasten recovery and augment the livelihood of the barangays’ residents, a total cash grant of P300,000 will be given to 100 women in the barangays who will receive P3,000 each that they will use for fish vending and fish processing, identified as their main source of income prior to the Yolanda devastation.

The first batch of 40 boats will be finished and awarded to the fishermen beneficiaries by PamCham and CLTV 36 on June 17 along with the P300,000 cash grant to the 100 women in Daanbantayan.

On July 10, the second and final batch of 37 boats will be handed over to the fisher folks in said the barangays.

Also, capacity building seminars will be provided by partner project implementer, the Center for Emergency Aid and Rehabilitation, Inc./Visayas Disaster Relief Network (CONCERN/VDRN).

CONCERN/VDRN is a 21-year old comprehensive disaster response management center/network that helps build the capability of the most vulnerable sectors in society to reduce vulnerability factors and the risks they face through people-based and development-oriented disaster response.

It had responded to major disasters such as the 1990 earthquake; the 1991 to 1996 Mt. Pinatubo eruption; 2001 and 2004 Mayon Volcano eruption; 2005 Nueva Ecija and General Nakar and Infanta landslide and mudslide; 2004 Baseco fire and Typhoon Milenyo; 2009 Zambales flooding and lahar; and the Typhoon Ondoy devastation.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 08, 2014.

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