Guv to ask Lacson to also prioritize Cebu

IMG_4956Governor Hilario P. Davide III will ask Yolanda rehabilitation czar, former Senator Panfilo Lacson, to also prioritize northern Cebu in its recovery programs.

The governor said he will write to Lacson to update the latter about what the provincial government has done so far as well as its needs.

Meanwhile, Davide revealed that the rehab czar has been consulting the private sector to help in the rehabilitation efforts particularly in the sourcing of funds.

Lacsonis working Vicsal Foundation Inc. to coordinate and monitor recovery efforts for seven towns in northern Cebu.

Davide met with Vicsal Foundation (VSF) President Dr. Edward Gaisano and VSF-PARR Area Coordinator retired General Roy Kyamco on Tuesday, February 11.

The foundation, appointed by Lacson as deputy for Typhoon Yolanda efforts, will meet the seven local chief executives of seven towns, namely; Borbon, Sogod, Tuburan, and Pilar, Tudela, San Francisco and Poro in the Camotes group of islands.

According to Kyamco, they will take charge of the donation or assistance coming from non-government organizations and the private sector as long as it passes through the office ofLacson.

Davide welcomed the help of Vicsal Foundation but asked them to also coordinate with the Capitol’s Task Force Paglig-on to avoid duplication of work. Vicsal’sfocus is on the rehabilitation of school buildings, hospitals, housing and livelihood.

Gaisanodescribed their work as similar to the Capitol’s Task Force Paglig-on but their scope of work is limited to the seven towns and the private sector’s participation.

He said the creation of the deputy is an offshoot to the set up formed by Lacson in Manila, where they are tapped to handle all pledges and activities of the private sector related to Yolanda rehabilitation efforts. Xerxes Alkuino