Rehab czar Ping Lacson flies to Yolanda-hit areas, meets typhoon victims
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MANILA, Philippines -- Newly appointed rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson had a glimpse of the places hit hard by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) for the first time Friday.
Lacson, a former senator, flew to Guiuan town in Samar, and to Palo town, Baybay City and Tacloban City in Leyte to see for himself the damage caused by Yolanda.
Lacson met with the residents and local officials to assess their needs.
Last Tuesday, Lacson was formally appointed as presidential assistant for rehabilitation and recovery with a Cabinet rank.
His main task is to unify the efforts of government and other agencies in rehabilitation and recovery efforts.
President Benigno Aquino III also named business executive and professor Danilo Antonio as underscretary in the Office of the President. Antonio will help Lacson in his new assignment.