Metro mayors adopt 31 LGUs devastated by ‘Yolanda’

Manila, Philippines - The 17 local executives of Metro Manila yesterday identified the 31 worst-hit local government units (LGUs) in Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Palawan by super typhoon “Yolanda” that they would adopt and share expertise to hasten their recovery.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman (MMDA) Francis Tolentino said the Metro Manila mayors can help restore law and order in damaged towns and cities, particularly in Leyte and Samar, which suffered the brunt of the super typhoon.

“Damaged LGUs need governance, as even local officials were affected by the calamity, or they were just simply overwhelmed by the magnitude of the disaster. It is time that we in Metro Manila come in and help them,” Tolentino said.

The list of Metro Manila LGUs and their adopted localities in the Visayas are: Quezon City, Palompon and Tolosa, Sante Fe in Leyte; Pasig City, Mayorga, Palo, Barotac Viejo and Nuevo and Dumangas in Iloilo; Mandaluyong City, Isabel and Tanauan, Leyte; Marikina City, Hernani and Lorente, Eastern Samar; San Juan, Ormoc City and Albuera, Leyte; Taguig City, General McArthur, Guiuan, Salcedo, Mercedes, and Quinapondan in Eastern Samar; Las Piñas City, Julita and Dulag, Leyte; Caloocan City, Javier, Mc Arthur, La Paz in Leyte; Malabon City, Bogo, Cebu; Navotas City, Lawaan and Giporlos, Eastern Samar; and Valenzuela City, Basey and Marabut in Western Samar. MMDA adopted Coron, Palawan and Sulat, Eastern Samar.

The adopt-a-LGU scheme was agreed upon by the Metro Manila Council (MMC) through MMC Resolution Number 2 Series of 2013 in a recent emergency meeting. MMC is composed of the 17 mayors of the National Capital Region.

Under the resolution unanimously signed by the MMC, each Metro Manila LGU would adopt at least two or more worst-hit localities and help them in the post-recovery operations.

“It will be up to the sponsoring Metro Manila LGU to implement programs or mechanisms including technical and engineering experts with local government expertise that will facilitate the recovery of their adopted localities and extend the assistance to the displaced residents,” Tolentino said.

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • 8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study
    8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study

    Eight of 10 world cities most exposed to natural hazards are in the Philippines and more than half of the 100 cities most exposed to earthquakes, storms and other disasters are in four Asian nations, according to a research. The study, published on Wednesday by risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft, analyzed the threat posed by storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, volcanoes and landslides in more than 1,300 cities. The study found that the 10 cities most at risk are Port Vila in …

  • Billionaire finds wreck of WWII ship in Phl
    Billionaire finds wreck of WWII ship in Phl

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the Japanese Navy’s biggest warship at the bottom of the sea in the Philippines, 70 years after US forces sank it. Allen posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday of the World War II battleship Musashi’s rusty bow, which bore the Japanese empire’s Chrysanthemum seal. The American billionaire, who has also pursued space exploration, said his luxury yacht and exploration ship, the M/Y Octopus, found the Musashi one kilometer (1.6 miles) deep on the …

  • Miriam bucks house arrest for Enrile
    Miriam bucks house arrest for Enrile

    Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago believes granting Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile house arrest, while former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo remains under hospital detention, will violate the equal protection clause of the Constitution. “That’s already a violation of the equal protection of the law,” she said. …

  • UNA hits PNP selection process
    UNA hits PNP selection process

    The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) hit yesterday the apparent machinations in the selection of the new Philippine National Police (PNP) chief. Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, UNA interim president, said the administration and the ruling Liberal Party (LP) are perpetuating the bata-bata or patronage system in the selection process of the police chief. “They will start this by maneuvering the appointment of Gen. Garbo as PNP chief,” said Tiangco, referring to one of the top contenders for PNP …

  • World's oldest person wonders about secret to longevity too
    World's oldest person wonders about secret to longevity too

    TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time. …

  • Pacquiao: Mayweather is the fight of my life
    Pacquiao: Mayweather is the fight of my life

    Manny Pacquiao called his boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather “the fight of my life” as he got down to work pounding the streets and gym in Los Angeles. On Monday, Pacquiao ran two miles (3.2 km) and shadow-boxed for two rounds, followed by abdominal work and breakfast of steamed rice, scrambled egg, fish and chicken broth. Then he napped until noon and had lunch before heading to trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, which is strictly off-limits to fans and media during Pacquiao’s …

  • Ohio mom, boyfriend guilty; child emailed teacher for help

    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after one of her daughters emailed a teacher for help and said she and her siblings were being chained to their beds, deprived of food and sexually assaulted. …

  • An ocean away, Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar
    An ocean away, Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight. …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options