Malacañang on Saturday admitted there have been delays in government’s effort to rebuild areas affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Presidential deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said that President Benigno Aquino 3rd himself is closely monitoring progress on government’s Yolanda efforts.
“He calls for frequent meetings with his Cabinet secretaries to see what has been done already, because what the President said was, we’re doing a lot of things today that should’ve already been done yesterday; that means they should be done as soon as possible,” she told government-run dzRB radio.
Valte also echoed what Aquino said in his last State of the Nation Address on Monday that the government needs to do more after Yolanda.
“Oho, marami pa ho talaga tayong kailangang gawin para doon sa ating mga kababayang nasalanta ng bagyong ‘Yolanda,’ and of course it’s a big task [Yes, we really need to do more for Filipinos affected by Yolanda, and of course it’s a big task],” she said.But Valte thanked Chaloka Beyani, UN special rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, for “recognizing the efforts of government when it comes to caring for internally displaced persons.”