Friday, September 25, 2020

Palace: Aid For Quake Victims Must Not Be Derailed

Palace: Aid For Quake Victims Must Not Be Derailed

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Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo defended Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana following criticism that accreditation for relief groups and individuals would derail the distribution of relief goods to earthquake-stricken areas.

Lorenzana, who has been tasked to lead all earthquake relief efforts, ordered the Philippine Army to set up checkpoints on roads leading to disaster areas “to ensure that there is order and only accredited and legitimate relief groups and individuals are allowed.”

“I think Sec. Lorenzana has an only orderly process in mind but we’ll try to see what we can do,” Panelo said in a press briefing in the Impact Challenger in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

“I think what the Secretary wants is there should be order especially because he is the one accountable for the donations,” he added.

He, however, said that groups and individuals who want to provide relief goods for quake-affected residents should not be stopped.

“I suppose those who want to help, to donate, we should not stop them. There should be a procedure by which what Sec. Lorenzana would want can be achieved without derailing or preventing or stopping people who want to help in other countries,” Panelo said.

Panelo said that he did not see the logic of there being “illegitimate donors” since all donations were welcome.

Earlier, Lorenzana assured quake-affected residents that there is a sufficient supply of relief goods amid difficulty in distributing them due to some areas being cut off by landslides.

The Defense chief said the quake caused a “humanitarian crisis” following reports of evacuees begging for food and water along the highway.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Ricardo Jalad, however, said that all residents will be given aid which are now being transported by Philippine Air Force cargo planes.

The Department of Social Welfare and Employment (DSWD) has provided over PHP6 million worth of assistance to nearly 30,000 families in quake-affected areas. (PNA)

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