Signed on November 14, 2013
Office of the President
of the Philippines
MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 60
DESIGNATING COORDINATORS FOR RELIEF AND RECOVERY EFFORTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CALAMITY ARISING FROM TYPHOON YOLANDA
WHEREAS, Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan) caused widespread destruction, substantial damage and death in several areas, including Samar, Leyte, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Iloilo and Palawan; and
WHEREAS, there is a need to ensure that all relief efforts are coordinated in order that all affected populations are immediately reached and effectively attended to.
NOW, THEREFORE, Secretary Cesar V. Purisima of the Department of Finance is designated as the overall coordinator for the preparation of all relief packs/goods prior to their distribution to affected localities. Director General Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority is likewise designated as co-coordinator to assist the former in the said activities.
Secretary Joseph Emilio A. Abaya of the Department of Transportation and Communications is designated as coordinator for all transportation and other logistical needs in connection with the distribution of relief packs/goods.
All other departments, agencies, bureaus, and offices of the Government are hereby ordered to coordinate with and assist the above-designated officials on any matter relating to the above-stated activities.
This Memorandum Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 14th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Thirteen.
By Authority of the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.