MMDA sends team to fix, build classrooms in areas ravaged by ‘Pablo’

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MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino

MANILA, Philippines—The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has sent a 60-member team to the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, which were hit hardest by Typhoon “Pablo” last December, to help in the repair of damaged classrooms and the construction of new ones.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino in a statement on Monday said part of the aid, amounting to P1 million, came from the earnings generated by the Metro Manila Film Festival last year.

“With the help of the proceeds from last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival and donations, we were able to fund this endeavor and provide the necessary resources to help Davao and Compostela Valley recuperate from the destruction of Pablo,” Tolentino said in the statement.

The MMDA team will assist in the repair and construction of classrooms which the two provinces badly need. For more than a week since Feb. 28, the team had completed the repair of at least six classrooms.

Last December, Tolentino went to Mindanao and personally headed the rescue operations.

“Our brothers and sisters in Mindanao, especially the children need all the help they can get, having gone through one of the most destructive typhoons in history,” Tolentino said.

The MMDA and MMFF management had also donated P1 million to the communities of Iligan City and Cagayan De Oro, which were devastated by floods spawned by Tropical Storm “Sendong” in December 2011.

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  • maypakialamtayo

    chairman, ipadala mo doon ay yung mga kurap na traffic enforcer dyan sa metro manila, isipin nyo po , nag travel po kami mula sa ilocos norte hanggang bicol, pag dating ng caloocan hanggang pasay ay tatlong beses kaming hinarang ng magnanakaw nyong tauhan,may violation daw kami sa traffic, baka sasabihin nyo na naman dapat mag-file kami ng reklamo, bakit hindi kayo ang gumawa nyan, trabaho nyo yan eh! chairman tapatan po tayo, lahat po as in lahat ah! ng traffic enforcer nyo ay magnanakaw. salamat po.

  • maypakialamtayo

    baka gusto nyong hulihin bibigyan ko kayo ng tip, dun sa meralco avenue, kanto ng ortigas, ang tatakaw, sa aurora boulevard kantio ng edsa susme chairman, natutulog sa pansitan ang mga tauhan mo kundi naman baka may share sila, saan ka makakakita na tatanungin ka ng traffic enforcer nba “ano, titiketan ba kita o aayusin mo nalang para hindi maabala?

    • kismaytami

      Naalala ko tuloy yung balugang lumba-lumba na nambubuwitre sa intersection ng Crossing at EDSA. Yun na yata ang pinaka-matabang enforcer na nakita ko.

  • freeview

    may kikita na naman diyan hahaha

  • catmanjohn

    Although little is better than none, their efforts are about three months too late, and just one million P? Come on, you can do better than that! Those corrupt senators each got 1.6 million P from Enrile for their Christmas bribes. What distorted priorities these people have. Why spend the cost of sending 60 members when there are hundreds, if not thousands of people looking for work in the storm ravaged areas. Sounds like they are planning to go on a big picnic. 

  • tata_boy

    Dito dapat mapunta iyong pork barrel ng mga ganid na senatong at tongressmen.

  • disqusted0fu

    Why just now? Still a good project though. Hopefully it wouldn’t end up where the victims would have to go in MMDA’s office to “confiscate” the sacks of cement this time, just like with DSWD wherein they had to forcefully take the sacks of rice stuck in the office because of the poor relief efforts given to them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DR2PAT3AO2DOH4IDYIGZQDM7CY thg

    Tatakbo rin ba to next elections? Eh kulang nga ang tauhan nila sa MM para maayos ang trapiko na talagang mandate ng ahensiya nila. Tapos maglalagay pa sila ng tao sa Mindanao? Inefficiency at its best. Ung reconstruction ng damaged areas sa Mindanao, trabaho ng DPWH at DSWD. DOH siguro pag may epidemic. Pero hindi ko lam kung ano ang lugar ng MMDA sa reconstruction ng disaster-ravaged areas unless namumulitika lang ang pinuno nila kasi sobrang inefficient nitong stratehiyang to. Isipin mo na lang, what if magdesisyong din ang DBM na magpadala ng tao sa mga lugar na may sakit o kaya ang PSC na magpadala ng tao sa DBM para tumulong sa financial work. Tama ba yun? Iiwan nila ang talagang trabaho nila para gumawa ng mga trabaho na hindi naman sila akma? Kaya nga may mandate eh. Para di halo-halo at di nahihilo tao niyo.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    MMDA could have channeled the proceeds to other government agencies and let DSWD and DPWH do the work in Pablo-ravaged areas. This is going to look like electioneering again, under the guise of MMDA. Or maybe that’s the real intention and Mr. Tolentino is just following orders.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Bakit hindi na lang nag-local hire, para nagkaroon ng hanap-buhay kahit paano ang mga taga-roon? Total halos pang-karpintero at kantero ang trabaho. Nakatipid na sana agad ng pamasahe ng 60 katao…

  • Pedro_Gil

    MMDA maglinis kayo ng estero, kanal at kalye.  Anong klaseng utak ang ginagamit natin dito?  Tama si Melvin local hire ang ipadala doon. involving ang local government, DPWH at Provincial government.  Anong alam ng MMDA sa building? magaling lang sila sa collection…… maghanda na kayo kumuha ng pala, bangka, etc.. at magumpisa nang maglinis ng mabahong canal. kunin ninyong consultant si Melvin na mas may alam sa inyo. ok ka melvin! Gusto lang magpapansin si Tolentino mukhang gustong tumakbo sa politika. Magtrabaho ka para sa MMDA wag mag-isip bulok! magdonate ka na lang sa Pablo. Kanino ba nagrereport itong si Tolentino at pinayagan siyang magpadala ng tao. mukhang ang 60 katao ay hindi kailangan ng MMDA kay pwede na silang ilay-off para mabawasan ang gastos dito at ilipat sa ibang sangay ng gobyerno na nangangailangan ng mga kolektor unang una. BOLJACK!!!

  • JasonBieber

    They only decide now to fix classrooms even when ‘Pablo’ was over 3 months ago? I suppose it’s better late than never. How about finding some way to feed the starving people also? MMDA should speak with the DSWD to hand out the sacks of rice that is perishing in their storage to the starving victims.

     

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