The Provincial Board has urged all local government units (LGUs) to include the relocation of houses in the province’s coastlines in the annual investment plan (AIP).
Board Member Maria Angela Sabando, the author of the approved resolution, said that relocation areas of residents should be included and prioritized in the AIP as part of the province’s disaster resilience program.
“Sa panahon ngayon ay malaking problema ang mga kababayan natin na nakatira sa coastal areas. Huwag na natin hintayin na marami ang maging casualties ng typhoons. All local governments should formulate and prioritize sa annual investment plan (AIP) nila ang relocation ng ating mga kababayan living along coastal areas,” Sabando said.
During the onslaught of typhoon Tisoy, there were some 1,096 families from several municipalities, including island towns in northern Palawan, that were evacuated from their homes since December 2, a report issued Wednesday by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) said.