Sa pagpapatupad po ng ray, nais po natin tiyakin na deliberate, programmatic, at sustained ang tulong mula sa gobyerno. Hindi po pwede iyong bara bara, patse patse lang. Ang ray
po ay ang tinatawag natin na ‘whole-of-government’ approach ng gobyerno. Pinag-isipan, pinagplanuhan at ipatutupad ng tuloy tuloy, lahat makikinabang, sama sama at walang maiiwan.
Ang idea natin sa ray Program ay ‘Build Back Better’. Ito po ay para masiguro natin na ang mga istraktura, lalo na ang mga importanteng gusali o opisina sa isang lgu ay maisa-ayos upang maibalik sa normal ang public service at ang takbo ng buhay ng tao lalo na sa tao na nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda. Sa ray ay gustong tiyakin ng gobyerno na mas matibay, mas maayos at mas ligtas ang mga itatayong istraktura.
Former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas
‘DILG Chief visits Yolanda projects in Samar, Leyte’
Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (8 April 2015)
On 8 November 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (internationally known as Haiyan) struck the Philippines, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.
In partnership with LGUs, and as part of larger government efforts to rehabilitate affected areas, DILG established the RAY DILG Fund. RAY DILG assist in the reconstruction of totally and partially-damaged provincial/city municipal buildings, public markets, civic centers and barangay infrastructure, with view to Building Back Better.
RAY DILG aims to facilitate sustainable, long-term recovery and return to normalcy government services and economic activities in Yolanda-affected areas. For more, visit www.ray.dilg.gov.ph.
Overview of RAY Batch 1
Following the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda, the National Government allocated PhP2.102 billion for RAY Batch (phase) 1 projects for the repair and rehabilitation of damaged municipal facilities (provincial/city/ municipal hall, public market and civic centers). It also covers the rehabilitation of infrastructures in DILG Region VIII, Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), respectively.
Of the 14 provinces and 171 cities/municipalities within the 50km radius of Yolanda’s deadly path, 4 provinces and 146 cities/municipalities reported significant damage sustained to local municipal facilities. These LGUs then submitted a Program of Works (POW): these were then broken down into 309 partially-damaged facilities and 25 totally-damaged facilities.
Funds to support the repair of these facilities were distributed from the DILG (the RAY DILG fund) to respective LGUs on April 10-11, 2014.