Three years after supertyphoon Yolanda struck the country, CDRC has not completed its shelter program for 1,500 individuals in Jaro, Leyte due to government bureaucracy. CDRC could not get the wood released from the Port of Cebu due to non-issuance of tax/duties exemption and waiver of storage fees.
After ten months, the Office of the President, through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, issued a memorandum addressed to the Bureau of Customs dated Oct. 17, providing clearance to ONLY ONE of the 3 wood shipments for the CDRC.
On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, 2016, CDRC launched its online campaign to urge the government to grant its request for tax, duties and storage fees exemptions.
You too can help! Support our online campaign!
1. Like and share our FB posts. Tag your friends and encourage them to do the same.
2. Take a selfie using #ReleaseOurWood, #Homes4Jaro and #afterHaiyan and post it on your social media accounts (FB, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.!). Don’t forget to tag our FB page and your friends.