Tuesday, April 14, 2015

OPARR investigates Yolanda shelter aid ‘irregularities’ in Aklan

Posted April 14 2015
Written by Gloria Villas

To prevent rehabilitation funds from ending up in private pockets.

Office on Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) in Aklan calls for an investigation for what it called ‘irregularities’ in the distribution of Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) in the province of Aklan.

According to OPARR-Aklan Legal Consultant Atty. Benny Salazar, he urged the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct parallel investigation to ensure that the right beneficiaries will receive the Typhoon Yolanda shelter assistance.

In addition he also advised the public to file their complaints with OPARR regarding problems encountered on shelter aid distribution in the barangays.

A report also says, that many senior citizens and persons with disabilities, who are typhoon survivors, also complained in local radio stations that they were excluded in the list of ESA beneficiaries.

Salazar said monitoring and evaluation team should be in place to ensure the delivery of quality and timeliness of ESA is correctly distributed.

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