Iba’t-ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan, nagtutulong-tulong para sa mga nasalanta ng lindol sa Cebu at Bohol
by UNTV News | Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013
Ang paglapag ng isang rescue helicopter ng Philippine Air Force sa Anislag Elementary School na may dalang relief goods para sa mga Boholanos na lubhang naapektuhan ng pagtama ng 7.2 magnitude na lindol nitong Martes, October 15, 2013. (ROMALDO MICO SOLON / Photoville International)
MANILA, Philippines — Patuloy ang relief operations ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sa mga lugar sa Bohol na malubhang napinsala ng 7.2 magnitude na lindol noong Martes, Oktubre 15.
Sa datos na inilabas ng Malakanyang, 25,000 pounds (lbs) na relief goods ang naipadala na ng kagawaran sa Tagbilaran, Bohol.
Ayon kay Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, ginagawa na nila ang lahat upang maabot ang mga kababayan natin na hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay hindi pa rin nahahatiran ng tulong partikular ng pagkain at tubig.
“As of the moment, we are already doing airlift and sea lifts food drops to make sure that relief will reach who need them.”
Dagdag pa ni Valte, “ang ginawa natin we have to adopt we have to find boats, so ngayon ang DSWD at least in the case of Maribojoc also kailangang bangka ang gamitin.”
Kaugnay nito, binalaan naman ng Malakanyang ang mga negosyanteng magsasamantala sa mga lugar na tinamaan ng lindol sa Visayas region.
Ayon sa ulat, sa kabila ng price freeze na ipinatupad ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sa mga lugar na napinsala ng lindol ay mataas pa rin ang presyo ng ilang bilihin partikular na ng gasolina na umaabot umano sa isandaang piso kada litro.
Ayon kay Valte, umapela na si Pangulong Aquino sa mga negosyante na sumunod sa price freeze dahil nasa ilalim na ng state of calamity ang Bohol.
Sinabi pa ng kalihim na hindi sila magdadalawang isip na sampahan ng kaso ang mga magsasamantalang negosyante.
Nakiusap na rin aniya ang pangulo sa mga ito na magbukas ng kanilang tindahan upang may mabilhan ang mga biktima ng lindol.
Samantala, dumipensa ang Malakanyang sa sinasabi ng ilang mambabatas na isang blackmail ang inihayag ng palasyo kaugnay ng paggamit ng Disbursement Acceleration Program o ng savings ng pamahalaan sa pagtulong sa mga biktima ng kalamidad.
Ito ay upang hindi umano maisyuhan ng Korte Suprema ng temporary restraining order ang DAP.
Ani Valte, “that is not blackmail that is a statement of fact, it is a statement of fact that we tap savings to help the reconstruction in typhoon Pablo, while we have other funding sources, given the number of challenges here, among them yung sa Habagat.” (Nel Maribojoc / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
Signing of Memorandum of Agreement for the 3rd Rescue Summit
MANILA, Philippines — Massive damages in Metro Manila are expected in case a 7.2 magnitude earthquake or the “Big One” occurs.
Aside from the possible destruction of thousands of infrastructures and buildings, there is a fear of a mass casualty.
To better prepare for this possible catastrophe, UNTV will hold a broader Rescue Summit in cooperation with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
“Ang preparation is, of course, kasama iyong enhanced training, iyong mga skills development at iyong upgrading ng equipment. Nandiyan lahat iyan and makikita natin iyan. Lilitaw lahat iyan pagka nagawa na natin itong ating rescue summit na pinaplano ngayon,” said BMPI President and CEO Kuya Daniel Razon.
(The preparation includes enhanced training, skills development and equipment upgrade. All these will emerge when we finalize the rescue summit.)
The third Rescue Summit will feature National Capital Region (NCR) Local Disaster Risk Reduction, management capability display and the disaster preparedness and information dissemination demonstration.
The event will also highlight a friendly rescue competition among rescue groups from various provinces that are expected to be affected or those that may be able to respond should “The Big One”rock the country.
“Lahat ng mga kalapit na probinsya and hopefully mas marami pang mga provinces ang magjo-join dahil alam naman natin iyong preparedness na ito for the ‘Big One’ hindi lang naman isang area o hindi lang naman sa National Capital Region ang ating tinitignan dito kundi talagang malawakan talaga iyang pinaghahandaan nating ‘yan,” said the public service advocate.
(Nearby provinces and more will hopefully join because as we know, in terms of preparedness for the Big One, we are not only looking at the National Capital Region but nationwide.)
DILG officer-in-charge Sec. Eduardo Año, meanwhile, lauds this concept of UNTV.
“This is a very noble idea, very noble project. Makakaasa ang ating publiko na magiging mas prepared ang ating mga emergency response teams kasama na iyong ating mga kapatid sa media. Hinahangad ko na tuloy-tuloy itong project na ito at marami pa tayong mahikayat na sumali sa ating adhikain para magkaroon ng ligtas na Pilipinas,” said Año.
(This is a very noble idea, very noble project. The public can count on the preparedness of our emergency response teams in partnership with media. I wish for the continuity of this project and that we will be able to convince more sectors to join our advocacy for a safer Philippines.)
The Rescue Summit is just one of the many projects of UNTV that aim to help save lives.
UNTV pioneers news and rescue in the country, with Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon leading this innovative concept. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue
MANILA, Philippines — Filipina caregiver Melody de Castro’s family and that of the two others who died in the earthquake while working, will be entitled to at least NT$ 1.19 million or more than P2 million in compensation and financial assistance, according to the Bureau of Labor Insurance.
The bureau said the families of the three individuals: Melody and two other Taiwanese helpers, are entitled to 45 months of individuals’ monthly pay based on laws governing compensation for employees who die on the job.
Melody, as a caregiver, received around P38,000 a month. Based on a conservative estimate of her case, her family will receive 45 months of her monthly salary, or more than P1.7 million plus an additional P350,000 in financial assistance and consolation money.
Meanwhile, the search and rescue operations were already discontinued though there is still one body left unaccounted for.
The relatives of the Chinese family of five have consented to the local government’s plans to stop the search and to deploy heavy excavators at the site.
As of this moment, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office is still working on the process of repatriating the body of Melody and the needed travel documents of her family for them to claim her remains. — Amiel Pascual |UNTV News & Rescue
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