Mon, 19 Nov 2018
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Manila

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, Nov. 7 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has expressed satisfaction with the collective efforts done by various regional line agencies (RLAs) and local government units (LGUs) before, during and after the onslaught of typhoon Rosita in the Cagayan Valley Region.

President Duterte, who presided over a post-disaster meeting at Hotel Andrea in Cauayan City, Isabela on Nov. 1, 2018, said he was satisfied with the local and national governments response to typhoon Rosita, which battered the southern part of the region and some parts of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

Officials from the Department of National Defense, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Health, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Social Welfare and Development and several others, including officials from this province and from CAR attended the meeting where they briefed the President on their respective disaster responses to help those families affected by the typhoon.

The president, on the other hand, ordered all concerned agencies and LGUs to immediately address problems and bring back to normal situations the typhoon-hit areas.

He urged DSWD, LGUs and other organizations that distribute relief packs to typhoon victims to give ready-to-eat foods and refrain from giving kitchen utensils.

The President also ordered the Department of Agriculture (DA) to submit damage report on the agriculture sector and address immediately the concerns of the farmers.

"We have enough funds for the agriculture sector. We need to know the extent of damage to the sector so that we know how to help the farmers," Durterte said. (ALM/MGE/PIA-2 Isabela)

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