COA hits slow rehabilitation in disaster-hit areas

Yolanda rehabilitation 

While auditors did not blame the DILG for delays in earthquake-hit Bohol, they said the national agency is liable for the slow progress of rehabilitation in Yolanda-hit areas.  

The timeline stated in the COA report is as follows:

The funds are supposed to be for 14 provinces as well as 157 cities and municipalities devastated by the super typhoon.

But only 51 municipal halls, 46 public markets, and 41 civic centers were completed under the DILG as of end-2014.

Auditors also said P2 billion in additional funds for RAY – Batch 2 were released on June 2, 2014, but it took the DILG more than a year to transfer the money to LGUs.

On December 31, 2015, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said only 30.3% of government projects to rebuild Yolanda-hit communities have been completed. More than a third of the projects haven't even begun yet, over two years since the deadly super typhoon struck. (READ: Yolanda rehab: Only 30% complete as 2016 begins) – Rappler.com

 

Editor's note: In an earlier version of this story, we placed a file photo of the Loboc Church in Bohol, which was damaged by the earthquake. The rehabilitation of heritage churches is not included in the COA report. We have since replaced the photo of the church.