The Province of Cebu is encouraging the local government units in the north which were badly hit by supertyphoon Yolanda to adopt the recommended Food or Cash-for-Work program as proposed by Sen. Nancy Binay now that the relief operations had shifted to shelter and livelihood.
Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said that San Remegio Mayor Mariano Martinez had personally requested the province to ‘stop sending foodstuff’ to his municipality as they already have enough of them.
Mayor Martinez wants to start cleaning up his town from all the debris and need the help of his constituents to do the job. For this, the people who participate in the undertaking will be paid with foodstuffs from the relief goods.
Vice Gov. Magpale says the province is supportive of such move as this will also keep the typhoon victims from becoming fully dependent and also to instill a degree of discipline among them. She likewise encourages the other municipalities to implement the said program.
Meanwhile, after sending foodstuff to the devastated areas, providing generator sets to supply power for water systems in the affected areas and extending financial assistance to the local government units, the province will also start distributing roofing and other construction materials to these LGUs as soon as the materials shall have been procured by the Provincial General Services Office. Roger Serna