On 8 November 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), the most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded history, struck the Philippines, barreling through most of the Visayan Regions leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.
Nine (9) of the country’s 17 administrative regions were affected, covering 12,122 barangays in 44 provinces, 591 municipalities and 57 cities. While recognizing that assistance is required across a wide area, the National Government has identified 171 municipalities in 14 provinces and six (6) regions that are located within the 50-km storm track as priority areas for assistance, given the severity of the impact of the typhoon on these areas.
The government is now on the road to recovery. It developed the Recovery Assistance on Yolanda (RAY), the country’s strategic plan to guide the recovery and reconstruction of the economy, lives and livelihoods in the affected areas. The objective of the plan is to restore the economic and social conditions of these areas, at the very least, to pre-typhoon levels and to a higher level of disaster resilience.
The Recovery Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) - DILG Fund supports the national government’s efforts to restore government services and economic activities in the Yolanda affected areas through the provision of technical and financial grant assistance for the rehabilitation/reconstructions of LGU-owned buildings and facilities that are vital to the recovery of the LGUs.
- Restore the normalcy of local government operations and services;
- Rebuild the economic activities in the affected LGUs to pre-disaster levels.
Eligible Local Infrastructures
- Provincial/city/municipal building and halls
- Public markets
- Civic centers (e.g. gymnasiums, covered courts, evacuation center)
- Barangay halls
- Barangay day care centers
- Barangay civic centers
RAY Fund Components
1. DILG Component- financing assistance to support the rehabilitation/repair of partially-damaged LGU-owned facilities/structures (provincial/city/municipal halls, public markets, civic centers, barangay halls, barangay day care centers, barangay civic centers).
2. DPWH Component - financing assistance to support the reconstruction of totally damaged LGU-owned facilities/structures (provincial/city/municipal halls, public markets, civic centers).
3. DILG - Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) - financing assistance for the repair/rehabilitation of local police stations, fire stations and local jails.
DILG— Executing Agency
DPWH— Implementing Agency for totally damaged facilities/structures
LGU — Implementing Agency for partially damaged facilities/structures
Batch 1 : Php 2.012 billion
Batch 2 : Php 2 billion
2014 – 2015