Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. From the City of Biñan, its City Mayor Marlyn ‘Len-len’ Alonte-Naguiat came together with her team and also donated P266,632.00. “In fact, just recently, through Congressman Bambi Emano, Manila Mayor Fred Lim gave a P1M donation, and Speaker Sonny Belmonte P500T,” the mayor further revealed.

During Magtajas administration, the city government acquired 27 hectares of land in sitio Calaanan. Some officials from the NHA, DSWD, and Habitat were in attendance. As representatives of calamity victims, Elipe said, the City Council should make the necessary inquiries.

Councilor Alvin Calingin supported the move citing that there had been inquiries from the private sector regarding foreign aid. In Calaanan, there are 6 officials and 9 board of directors.

The Mayor, together with officials of the Habitat for Humanity Philippines, Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, City Council members, and members of the City Crisis Committee, headed the separate groundbreaking ceremonies of the above-mentioned permanent housing sites last February 10, 2012. This presented a dilemma to Mayor Emano inasmuch as the relocation of an overwhelming number of families is no easy task. Each director handles a committee that addresses the needs of their community such as the committee for women, youth, peace and order, livelihood, and others. a. Washi – known in the Philippines as Sendong – brought flooding and mudslides that resulted in over 650 deaths and 800 still missing. The beneficiaries who were settled at the temporary relocation received constant and regular aid from the city government, DSWD, non-governmental organizations, private companies, various local government units, and other concerned sectors of society. The community which now bloomed in Calaanan is under the supervision of the city government where every beneficiary family abides by the by-laws and policies implemented by the EMD. Tagged cagayan de oro city, foreign aid, Sendong. The recorded 24-hour rainfall in Lumbia station of PAGASA reached 180.9 mm causing the overflow of the Cagayan de Oro River. City Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano made sure during the financial aid distribution, February 16, 2012, at the City Tourism Hall that all victims are given the alloted financial aid regardless of politics or whatever factor as long as they are legitimate victims of the typhoon Sendong. Aerial View of Cagayan de Oro City during the wrath of Typhoon Sendong. But in December 17, 2011, Cagayan de Oro City was struck by the unsparing typhoon Sendong.

Accordingly, they have now remained assured and disaster-resilient especially when it comes to flooding. Tagged calaanan, Mayor Emano, pro-poor program, Sendong, tent cities, Assistance for Farmers & Fisherfolks affected by the Sendong flood…. It is at this point that Mayor Emano decided to utilize the remaining area of the city’s property in Calaanan as relocation area.

All financial aids from partner LGUs have contributed and made possible the rise of adaptive, disaster resilient new communities for Sendong survivors.

For his part, Councilor President Elipe said several foreign visitors including a German ambassador came and said donations were given to the national government through the DFA. Those who were house owners and actual occupants (not absentee owners or renters) whose houses were washed out were given priority and thus were the first ones given access to the tents.

As with all other pro-poor programs of Mayor Emano, particularly the ‘Singkwenta-Singkwenta Program’, the Estate Management Division (EMD) is the department that would be most involved in the supervision, monitoring, and management of the new community composed of typhoon Sendong victims. This is to ensure that those who are prioritized can be relocated accordingly. EMD staff Rubina Castro, project-in-charge of the Calaanan Relocation, clarified that the city government, together with various government agencies, shall provide the necessary assistance in the form of livelihood projects for the beneficiaries. Lately, Toledo City Government of Cebu donated P 500,000.00 in check, personally handed by its Mayor Aurelio P. Espinosa to City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano .

About P5M pesos were given at that time the funds of which were also sourced from the 5% Calamity Fund. Total financial aid received by the City Government have now reached P P68,409,317.82. This is what Mayor Vicente Y. Emano expressed as he thanked everyone who has helped bring back the affected families to its feet after the calamity last December 17, 2011. A total of 1,787 families, from the Barangays of Balulang, Agusan, Baikingon, and Balubal, whose houses were partially damaged or totally washed out received financial aid from the local government worth P10,644,000.00. “I wholeheartedly thank the Habitat for Humanity, together with the DSWD, NHA, and other supportive organizations, for their selfless assistance and support to help the city get back to its feet after the calamity,” the Mayor said. It is beyond my power now,” the mayor stated. More than a thousand perished and were missing and thousands of families were rendered homeless. Tent City 1 was able to accommodate 393 families (1,862 individuals) after a very meticulous evaluation and validation conducted by the EMD and DSWD. Local The city of Cagayan de Oro, being situated at Northern Mindanao and being directly on the path of the deadly typhoon, ended up having many of its barangays, that were situated near rivers, in ruins as the water rose up to wash up everything it caught up with. Pasig City Team led by Pasig DILG chief Jay E. Timbreza and Pasig Liga President Ferdinand A. Avis also visited the city last February 16,2012. Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya, chair of the Oversight Committee, clarified during the last council meeting that the city government of Cagayan de Oro did not receive any donation from other countries for Typhoon Sendong victims.

The Tent Cities will henceforth serve as temporary relocation while the victims await for their permanent homes now being constructed by the Habitat For Humanity at Phase 3.

These include 4 lots in all valued at P4.1 million pesos. City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano joins a toast with representatives from the Habitat for Humanity – Philippines, City Hall officials and NHA & DSWD officials, during a boodle fight after the groundbreaking ceremonies held in Indahag as the construction of 1,750 houses begin. Up to the present, the development and progress of the Calaanan community, where the Oro Habitat and Piso-Piso are located, continues under the able supervision of the city government. As of late, the record shows a total of P65,590,685.85 that the city received from donations which will all go to the implementation of the city government’s housing project – the construction of 1,000 houses in the Calaanan Relocation Site. This includes a strictly implemented policy where the certificate of ownership cannot be transferred, given, or sold except when it is passed to the children of the beneficiary.