The senator made this statement after a fire razed one of the tents in Tacloban’s tent city yesterday morning, which left a mother and five of her children dead.
“I ask the government to speed up its rehabilitation work on the ground, particularly on providing inhabitable shelters and installing power generators so that accidents like this could be averted,” Senator Ejercito as Housing Committee Chairman said.
“Nakakaawa ang pamilya. Naka-survive nga sila sa Yolanda, pero sa sunog naman sila namatay,” he added.
Sen. Ejercito also lamented that Yolanda survivors living in temporary shelters still suffer from the effects of the super typhoon.
“This is mainly because of the government’s slow rehab work. Until now, no power generators are installed in tent cities in Tacloban. They cope at night through candles and gas lamps,” he said.
Ejercito said red tape in the government’s implementation of the rehabilitation plan should be eliminated to fast-track the rebuilding of Visayas. ###