PH has enough funds for typhoon victims, foreign help not needed

Volunteers filling up the boxes to be distributed to typhoon victims. Photo from Manila Times (ctto)
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Tuesday that there are enough funds to assist the families of the victims left by the twin typhoons.

According to NDRRMC spokesman Romina Marasigan each family that lost a loved one would receive P10,000 from the government.

While those with injured family members would get P5,000 each.

And the houses with totally damage are entitled for P30, 000 assistance, and P10,000 for residents with partially damaged home – as emergency shelter assistance.

The injured victims or relatives must submit documents as proof of hospitalization.

Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was tasked to help and assist the claimants in processing documents.

“So far, these can be still supported by the government. What we just need is the fast-tracking of the process,” the NDRRMC told the reporters in a news conference in Camp. Aguinaldo.

Marasigan also cleared that there was no unpaid backlog for previous victims of typhoon or national disaster, all were well accounted for.

“So far, there were no reports on the backlog according to the DSWD. The assistance funds have been allocated already for those who have been affected by previous disasters,” she said.

“What we need to gear up for now is the documentation for those who were affected by typhoons Urduja and Vinta because both happened towards the end of the year,” she explained.

With this, the NDRRC sees no reason to ask for help from the international community partners for further assistance in order to restore the storm affected areas.

The European Union (EU) have expressed its readiness to help the Philippines while President Rodrigo Duterte already said that the country is not about to receive assistance  from EU.

Source: Manila Times

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