LGUs with slow distribution of ‘Odette’ aid given show cause orders — Palace
MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) with a slow distribution of financial assistance for Typhoon Odette survivors were given a show cause order, Malacañang said Tuesday.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) earlier said that the distribution is 74.94-percent accomplished.
“Mino-monitor ng DILG lahat ng pamamahagi ng ayuda na ginagawa ng bawat LGU du’n sa Typhoon Odette-affected areas,” acting presidential spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a Palace press briefing.
(The DILG is monitoring the aid distribution of each LGU in Typhoon Odette-affected areas.)
“’Yung mga LGUs na mabagal ay binigyan na po ng show cause order ng DILG for the LGU and their officials to explain to the DILG bakit hindi pa nila nakukumpleto ang pamamahagi ng ayuda,” he continued.
(The LGUs with slow disbursement were issued a show cause order by the DILG for the LGU and their officials to explain why they have not completed their distribution yet.)
Typhoon Odette, which hit last December, was the strongest tropical cyclone to batter the Philippines in 2021.
As of January 1, the death toll of the typhoon climbed to 407. Over a million families were likewise affected by Odette.
The government late last year released P4.8 billion for survivors. Each individual will receive P1,000. However, the maximum amount per family would be P5,000.
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