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Six years after Yolanda, OCD yet to use up P135M in donations for victims —COA


Six years after Yolanda hit the Visayas, the Office of Civil Defense has yet to spend all of the P135.39 million it received from donors for the victims of the strongest typhoon in history.

The COA said P40.98 million remained out of the total donations but was expected to increase to P46.67 million due to gains on foreign exchange revaluation.

A total of P94.4 million, on the other hand, went to the victims' assistance.

"OCD did not receive any fund for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda from [Department of Budget and Management] and other national government agencies but received donation s from both local and foreign sources," it said.

The death toll from Yolanda reached around 6,300 while the number of injured stood at 28,869, based on estimates from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

The COA did not give any recommendation on the OCD's use of the donations, nor an explanation from the latter during the exit conference.

GMA News Online sought from OCD its comment regarding COA's findings but has yet to receive any. —NB, GMA News

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