In a recent visit to Guiuan, Eastern Samar which was one of the hardest hit areas of Supertyphoon Yolanda, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sec. Judy M. Taguiwalo was shocked to discover that the town’s municipal hall is still far from being completed and that the temporary government offices are made of container vans and bamboo slats.
In a now viral Facebook post, Taguiwalo wrote, “The sad part of the visit to Guiuan was finding that the rebuilding of the municipal hall has not been completed. The various municipal offices hold office in makeshift structures including the mayor and the councilors. The reason? Lack of funding.”
A lot of netizens got angry that “lack of funding” is the main reason why the municipal hall hasn’t been completed yet as they recalled the billions of dollars in donations from across the world to rebuild these areas.
It is expected that red tape will be blamed for the unfinished Guiuan municipal hall but netizens are hoping that this will soon be acted upon by the “Aksyon Agad” people of the current administration. Indeed, the people are not wrong.
Upon seeing for herself the status of Guiuan municipal hall, Taguiwalo relayed the information to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar who, in turn, promised to immediately check on the matter.
Now that the two are working on this situation, the locals can now rest assured that the government will truly look into the matter and have the municipal hall finished ASAP!
If that’s hard to believe, just check out the bridge that was built by the DPWH after their attention was called regarding the dangerous tightrope bridge the kids are using to get to school in this article: