Lacson hopes to complete Visayas rehab by mid-2016
MANILA, Philippines—Newly appointed “rehabilitation czar” former Senator Panfilo Lacson said Monday that with best efforts, he is hoping to rehabilitate areas ravaged by Supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ before the end of President Aquino’s term in June, 2016.
During the “Kapihan sa Diamond Hotel” in Manila, Lacson said he already met with various consultants to discuss the possible steps to undertake to rehabilitate Tacloban and other areas destroyed by the typhoon.
“Best effort is before June 2016. They [consultants] told me that it is doable,” Lacson said who admitted that his new mandate is difficult not only because it was a new area for him but due to the fact that they have to start from scratch.
“For me, if I will be able to accomplish at least 85 or 90 percent (of the task) is already fine by me,” Lacson said.
Lacson has accepted the President’s offer to lead the rehabilitation of typhoon-ravaged areas over the weekend.
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