By Jerry E. Esplanada
Eastern Visayas, which was ravaged by supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November 2013, will receive only P6.91 billion for infrastructure projects this year, according to a Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) report posted on the agency’s website.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
Seven months after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is continually providing material aid to fisherfolk in Eastern Visayas who bore the brunt of the tragedy.
The research arm of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the damage left by Super Typhoon Yolanda to mangrove beach forests in Eastern Visayas was two to three times bigger than initial estimates.
None of the 81 private colleges and universities in Eastern Visayas (Region 8) which suffered the most from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last November have indicated that they will increase their tuition and other fees this school year.
By Christian V. Esguerra
, TJ A. Burgonio
Secretary Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday expressed frustration over the government’s rehabilitation efforts, but maintained that it remained “right on track” six months after Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated Eastern Visayas. Part of the frustration was directed against two “deadma” Cabinet secretaries, said the former senator.