LGUs get financial aid for disaster preparedness

_IGP6901The Cebu Provincial Government, through Governor Hilario P. Davide III, has distributed 8.6 million pesos to 43 municipalities to augment rehabilitation and/or disaster preparedness programs.

Last year, the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Cebu Chapter asked for financial assistance from the provincial government for the damages caused by super typhoon Yolanda.

In his positive response to this call for financial aid, the Governor said he hopes the small amount can help the local government units recover from the calamities. “Gikan ni sa katawhan og hina-ot nga maka tabang ni kaninyu”, the Governor added.

Each of the 43 municipalities recieved 200 thousand pesos in financial aid to be alloted either for rehabilitation or for disaster preparedness.

LMP president Mayor Democrito “Aljun” Diamante of Tuburan thanked the Governor for the financial assistance.

Diasaster preparedness is a priority program of Governor Hilario P. Davide III, being part of his administartion’s five star agenda.

LMP-RAFI to build more classrooms

In a related event, LMP and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) are set to sign a Memorandum of Agreement to build more classrooms in Yolanda hit areas in northern Cebu.

Anthony Digmadice, RAFI’s executive director for education and development unit, said they intend to build 305 classrooms benefitting schools in the towns of Madridejos, Bantayan, Sta. Fe and Daanbantayan.

RAFI is set to cover the costs for the school building materials while LMP will pay for technical expertise and labor related expenses. The estimated cost per classroom is 200 thousand pesos.

The projected output for this project are as follows: Madridejos 64 classrooms, Bantayan 51 classrooms, Sta. Fe 30 classrooms, and Daanbantayan 160 classrooms.

LMP president Mayor Democrito “Aljun” Diamante of Tuburan urged the mayors to support this project and consider donating one or two classrooms to the said areas.
Digmadice however stressed that this is just a kick off project. More classrooms will be built in different municipalities in Cebu later. Diane Higida