March 18, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City government will officially turnover the structures it built and restored at three typhoon Yolanda-devastated towns in Leyte today, Friday.
QC mayor Herbert Bautista has been invited to lead the turnover.
Among the structures that will be turned over to local officials of the municipalities of Sante Fe, Tolosa and Palompon in Leyte are rural health facilities, municipal buildings, and barangay halls.
In Santa Fe, Bautista will be joined by Leyte governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla and congressman Martin Romualdez in the turnover of the new municipal building, which was restored by the QC government in the aftermath of the devastation of typhoon Yolanda.
In November 2013, the QC government has adopted the towns of Santa Fe, Tolosa, and Palompon for relief and rebuilding assistance.
Bautista earlier said the city government will support the long-term recovery of the three towns that could last for about two to three years.
According to QC disaster risk reduction management council action officer Elmo San Diego, the city government had invested P100-million for the Leyte aid.
Aside from infrastructure projects, he said the city government’s assistance also included provision of construction tools and equipment, generator sets as well as emergency employment to affected residents.