View Full Version : Poorest Yolanda survivors get cash but want jobs

10th January 2014, 17:58
TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines -– Two months after supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas, the beneficiaries of “poorest of the poor” Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) who survived the typhoon are still unsure on how to start a new life without definite source of living.
“We’re very thankful for the assistance extended to us. The relief goods that we received helped us survive for the past two months after Yolanda. But the moment the help stops, we don’t know what to do,” said Fatima Villacorte, a mother of six, a 4Ps beneficiary and a resident of Barangay (village) Calogcog of Tanauan.
“What we need right now are jobs, livelihood support that can answer the other needs of our family. We need jobs so that we can move on and start anew,” Fatima told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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