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With Resources Almost “Depleted”, Southern Leyte Sees “Subsistence” Problem Despite Donations GMA News Online


South Leyte could face livelihood challenges even if donors provide assistance to victims of Typhoon Odette, an officer with the Provincial Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRMO) said on Tuesday.

In a television interview, PDRRMO officer Danilo Atienza stressed that local resources in the province are already almost “exhausted”.

“Ang medyo nakita natin na magiging problema in the future is a young subsistence. Of course, “the young local resources of probinsiya are almost exhausted,” he told the ANC.

(The possible problem we see is livelihood. Of course, the province’s local resources are already on the verge of being exhausted)

Atienza acknowledged help from local and international donors, but said the province is seeking to maintain the aid received by affected residents.

Agriculture and fishing are the main means of livelihood in the province. According to Atienza, 100% of agricultural products were destroyed and fishing equipment was damaged by the typhoon.

Since the typhoon hit their area, Atienza said there was still no power supply or internet signal. Mobile communications and water supply are only accessible in certain areas.

Many affected residents were still staying in evacuation centers, he said.

Due to the overcrowding of evacuees at these facilities, Atienza said the province is also preparing for possible health issues that may arise.

According to him, more than 100,000 inhabitants were affected by the typhoon. —KBK, GMA News