Sec. Taguiwalo Discovers Around 200,000 Yolanda Victims Did Not Receive Aid During Pres. Aquino's Term
The head of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo discovered an anomaly of her department during the time of Pres. Aquino and under the leadership of former Sec. Dinky Soliman.
According to Sec. Taguiwalo there were around 200,000 victims of the super typhoon Yolanda who did not received assistance from the national government. Super typhoon Yolanda hits during the time of Pres. Aquino and DSWD was under the leadership of Sec. Dinky Soliman.
In a press briefing, DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo revealed that her department had submitted to Pres. Rody Duterte a report on supposed irregularities in government aid for Yolanda victims. Most Yolanda victims who did not receive the much-needed aid reside from Region 6 and 8.
According to the DSWD head who is now busy in the areas affected by Bagyong Lawin, her agency started an assessment of Yolanda donations when she assumed office in July upon the request of the people.
During the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda and the ensuing relief and rescue operations, the Aquino administration received numerous critical comments not only form the international community but also to most Filipinos who were active on social media.
There's already a lot of changes during today's administration of Pres. Rody Duterte, in just three days, the DSWD was able to distribute the first batch of Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) to the beneficiaries of Bagyong Lawin which is way better compared to the years of waiting during the Aquino admin.