PNoy, UNDP official to discuss Yolanda rehab

Posted at 03/27/2014 2:53 PM

MANILA - President Aquino is expected to talk about efforts to rebuild areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda when he meets with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) administrator, Helen Clark.

Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma confirmed the two are meeting ahead of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, where Clark will be one of the guests.

"Si Helen Clark po ang tagapangulo o pinuno ng United Nations Development Program (UNDP) at malaki po ang itinutulong sa atin ng United Nations through its various agencies, kasama na po 'yung UNDP at 'yung Commission on Humanitarian Assistance na noon pang dumating ang super typhoon 'Yolanda' (Haiyan) ay nandito na sa ating bansa, kaya ipagpapatuloy po 'yung pakikipag-ugnayan ng ating bansa sa United Nations.

"Inaasahan po natin na tatalakayin ni Pangulong Aquino at ni chairperson Helen Clark 'yung mga paksa na mayroong mutual interest ang ating bansa at ang United Nations, kung paano pa mapapalakas 'yung partisipasyon ng United Nations sa pagbabagong tatag ng mga 'Yolanda'-affected areas, at 'yun ding kabuuan ng ating development plan dahil ito ay UNDP."

The Aquino administration has been under fire from both foreign and local observers for its response to the devastation of Yolanda.

President Aquino just recently apologized to a student from Tacloban city for the response.

Tacloban is one of the hardest hit areas of Yolanda.