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NEDA TO LEAD RECOVERY PLAN CREATION FOR ‘OMPONG’-HIT REGIONS



The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will lead the creation of a recovery plan for the regions devastated by Typhoon Ompong.

Mostly hitting Northern Luzon, Typhoon Ompong left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Saturday night.

It left thousands of families affected and displaced; even others lost loved ones.

As of 6 a.m. Sept. 18, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said more than 893,000 individuals were affected by Ompong from Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, CAR and NCR.

In a statement, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the agency's regional offices are ready to take the lead in formulating the Rehabilitation and Recovery Program for Ompong-hit areas.

He added, the NEDA will take part in drafting the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) particularly the determination of Ompong's economic impact to the country.

The PDNA will also help determine the cost of rehabilitation.