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Congress asked to re-channel P 339 billion budget for debt servicing to Yolanda rehab
Manila, Philippines- The national fisherfolk federation Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya njg Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Friday urged House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. to re-channel the budget for debt serving for 2014 to rehabilitation programs that would uplift the sorry situation of victims of super typhoon Yolanda.
MANILA: Despite strong opposition from a militant group, a senior cabinet official on Wednesday said the government was determined to pursue the “no build” order along coastlines especially in the danger zones ravaged by monster typhoon Haiyan in the Visayas.
A militant fisherfolk group yesterday expressed apprehension that more than 9 million fishermen and coastal people or about 10 percent of the country’s population will be removed from their fishing villages once Malacañang signs an executive order (EO) declaring coast lines off limits to homes after storm surges and mini-tsunamis devastated coastal villages in Eastern Samar, Leyte and 34 more provinces affected by super typhoon “Yolanda.”
The government will be implementing a “no build zone” along the shoreline of Tacloban City as it plans to put up a 40-meter easement on the area to prevent storm surge from causing damages both to people and properties.
MANILA – In the wake of the destruction caused by Typhoon ‘Yolanda’, the government is setting aside P347 million to restore mangroves and natural beaches along the coast of Eastern Visayas.
THE Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Wednesay expressed alarm over Malacañang’s plan to declare coast lines “off limits” to homes after storm surges and mini-tsunamis devastated coastal villages in Eastern Samar, Leyte and 34 more provinces affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan).