DOH: Yolanda efforts shift focus to public health

The Department of Health (DOH) shifts its focus to public health as post-Yolanda efforts enter the early recovery period. Even as thousands of displaced residents continue to find safe shelter outside of Leyte and Samar, the DOH will continue to send waves of medical teams to ensure that those who remained in affected communities will have access to emergency, basic and even comprehensive services, if these are what will be required.

Memorandum Circular No. 58, s. 2013

Signed on November 19, 2013: Directing all concerned Heads of Departments and Agencies/Offices, and encouraging concerned Local Government Units to provide timely information to be used by the geographical information system relating to the relief and rehabilitation efforts in response to the calamity arising from Typhoon Yolanda.

NDRRMC Situation Report on the effects of typhoon Yolanda, November 19, 2013 (6:00 a.m.)

A total of P372,228,400.31 worth of relief assistance was provided to affected families in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VII, X, XI, and Caraga. A total of 24,770 personnel, 1,306 vehicles, 104 sea craft, 163 aircraft, and other assets / equipment from National and Local Agencies, Responders and Volunteer Organizations were deployed to strategic areas to facilitate response and relief operations.

Message of President Aquino to the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. on the occasion of their 7th Animahenasyon, November 19, 2013

A bright future and a horizon of possibilities now await our citizenry in this era of daylight. On our part, our administration will continue to put in place relevant infrastructure and policies to encourage the professional development of our people and harness their potential towards our country’s advancement. It is with this united front that we boldly march to our destiny: as a symbol of renewal, rebirth, and prosperity shared by all.

#KabantayngBayan: Hacking the National Budget

On November 16 and 17, 2013, the government-led Open Data Philippines task force, in partnership with Microsoft, Smart Developers’ Network, Smart Bro, IdeaSpace Foundation, and other corporate partners held the #KabantayngBayan Hackathon at the Smart Tower in Global City, Makati City.

CCT beneficiaries among relief ops volunteers

Fourteen Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries joined thousands of volunteers who trooped to the National Resource Operations Center (NROC), the national warehouse of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), to help repack relief goods for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

DOE addresses oil situation in Yolanda-stricken areas

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla directed oil companies operating in typhoon Yolanda-stricken areas to ensure adequate supply and execute fair pricing of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and LPG.