TACLOBAN CITY- Failure to attend their regular session held last March this year
has resulted for the city council not to tackle the master rehabilitation plan for Tacloban.
Thus said Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin who is also the presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panglunsod during an interview.
Yaokasin said that majority of the members of the council were not able to attend their scheduled regular session as they were in Manila to attend the national congress of the Philippine Councilors League.
Aside from the vice mayor, only Councilor Cristina Gonzales Romualdez was in Tacloban during that time.
Had they held their session, they could have discussed the proposed master rehabilitation plan for Tacloban after it was pummeled by supertyphoon Yolanda, Yaokasin said.
According to the vice mayor, the master rehabilitation plan for Tacloban must be given a priority by city officials as the national government has been waiting for it for quite sometimes now.
Under the proposed rehabilitation plan, all projects need funding requirements reason why this must be tackled and presented to the national government through the office of Secretary Panfilo “Ping” Lacson of the Presidential Assistant for Recovery and Rehabilitation.
He added that the priority now should be the immediate repairs of all public buildings, and housing, among others. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)