DSWD Secretary Taguiwalo: 200,000 Yolanda victims did not get aid
In a press briefing in Malacañang, Monday, October 24, Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said around 200,000 victims of super typhoon "Yolanda" in 2013 complained that they did not receive any assistance from the government.
Taguiwalo said that her department submitted a report to President Rodrigo Duterte about the irregularities of the previous government.
“We have submitted the report to the President already and we asked him to initiate the investigation,” Taguiwalo said.
Taguiwalo also said the 200,000 people who complained were from Regions 6 and 8.
“The money has gone to the people but there are cases of irregularities or non-compliance… The exclusion of emergency shelter assistance is widespread,” she added.
According to Inquirer, Taguiwalo said the Department of Social Welfare and Development started their investigation of Yolanda donations when she took office in July.
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“We are doing our best that the Yolanda experience in terms of delayed provision of emergency assistance should not be repeated,” she said.
“We don’t want any form of irregularity or corruption, and the President was very clear about it,” she added.
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