Proposal for House Bill 3361 for the Yolanda Disaster

Posted in News & Events on November 16, 2013
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The 10 congressmen and lawmakers submitted a proposal to create a republic act House Bill 3361, this bill stated that the government should provide P25 billion budget for the assistance, relief and rehabilitation as well as giving livelihood to the victims of typhoon Yolanda. The submitted Proposal of the bill also has an act in creating Yolanda Typhoon Assistance and Development Commission ( TYADeC ).

It was mentioned that the declaration of the national state of calamity President Aquino through Presidential Proclamation 628 greatly helped to speed up the relief operations in maintaining security, peace and limiting the price increase of basic commodities.

But it was emphasized in this proposition that all this proposal will still not be enough for the government to release the fund.

Representatives along with the lawmakers who submitted this proposal were Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, former president and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Camarines Sur Rep. Dato Arroyo, Surigao rep. Philip Pichay, ABAKADA Partylist Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz, Quezon rep. Aleta Suarez, BUHAY Partylist rep. Lito Atienza, La Union Republic  Victor Francisco Ortega , Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado and Navotas rep. Toby Tiangco.

The funds mentioned are coming from any savings or that are left in the 2013 General Appropriations Act of Congress.
Based on the proposal , the initial P16 billion available until December 2013, P10 billion will be used in livelihood projects and the remaining P6 billion will be use to reconstruct the destroyed infrastructure caused by the Haiyan Typhoon. The P6 billion will come from the 2014 funds and the 3 billion will be from the 2015 funds.

The implementation of these programs are administered by TYADeC to be placed under the office of the President and is composed of nine ( 9 ) members , of which six ( 6) the Secretary of DSWD , DOTC , DA , DSWD , DOLE and the General Manager of the National Housing Authority , while three were from the private sector appointed by the president to perform their duties within six years.