In City of Naga, ‘work-for-cash’ implemented to clean Odette debris, help residents rebuild
CEBU CITY, Philippines – It is like hitting two birds with one stone.
In the City of Naga in south Cebu, the local government came up with a solution to hasten clearing efforts and at the same time, provide cash assistance to residents who need to rebuild their homes following the devastation left by Typhoon Odette.
The city government announced it has implemented a ‘cash-for-work’ arrangement for those who want to help clean up debris on the city’s roads, and those who need funds to repair or rebuild their damaged properties.
“Ni-initiate ug cash for work program ang City Government para sa labing apektado sa Bagyong Odette hilabi na sa kadtong wala nay pinuy-anan ug naa karon sa mga evacuation centers,” the city government on social media.
Through this initiative, every volunteer-beneficiary is paid P300 per day. They can claim their salary every afternoon from the city government.
“Ang mga beneficiaries’ nga mga volunteers mao ang motabang sa pagpanglimpyo sa Naga Park and Boardwalk, Poblacion areas ug sa barangay diin sila nagpuyo,” the local government added.
As of December 25, the city government reported that 80 percent of its major thoroughfares and interior roads are already passable.
No fatalities due to the onslaught of Odette were reported in the city so far.
Naga City is a fifth-class component city of Cebu province, situated approximately 25 kilometers south of the capital Cebu City.
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