MANILA (Mabuhay) – Tacloban mayor Alfred Romualdez on Wednesday said the city will now limit the building of homes in vulnerable areas after most structures along its coast line were destroyed during the onslaught of super typhoon “Yolanda.”
“Nag-issue ang Pangulo ng directive sa DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) at Department of Public Works and Highways – 20 meters from the water no building policy. We will be enforcing that. Tatanggalin iyang mga iyan because the national government has already issued a directive, hindi lang siguro sa Tacloban kundi sa lahat ng coastal areas,” Romualdez said.
Romualdez said the city needs more manpower and materials to rebuild homes and other infrastructure.
He said foundations and non-government organizations are now looking for more than 15,000 workers to help rehabilitate Tacloban.
“Kailangan talaga ma-activate na yung palengke at sources of food. Ang isang problema diyan meron kaming slaughter house, totally devastated so hindi kami makapgkatay ng baboy o baka,” he said.
“Nagso-short na kami ng tao kulang na kami ng panday mga mason, pati driver ng equipment. Pati sa gabi nago-operate ngayon dito para matanggal lahat ng debris,” he said. (MNS)