Aquino forms rehabilitation task group

DIFFICULT LIVES. Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) destroys this coastal barangay in Tacloban City, Leyte. Photo by Vincent Go

President Benigno Aquino III has formed a task force that will present a comprehensive rehabilitation program for the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The Cabinet is expected to tackle this by Wednesday, November 27. Leading the group is Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, a former governor of Leyte, one of the hardest-hit provinces. The National Economic and Development Authority will also outline an action plan on how the government would address the basic social needs of the survivors until the end of 2014. The killer typhoon damaged at least P12.65 billion in crops and infrastructure, killed more than 5,000 and affected over 10 million people.

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