DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu visits Cebu to check and assess the current situation of the province after the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. This is for the execution of the Presidential mandate, Executive Order 120 with the primary goal to efficiently execute rehabilitation and recovery programs to those communities affected by the typhoon through the creation of the Build Back Better Task Force.
Along with this, Secretary Cimatu also visits the Cebu Provincial Office and attended the 'Consultative Meeting with Poultry, Livestock, and Goat Raisers in Cebu Province' along with a meeting with the Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia.
DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu caps his situation survey itinerary in Cebu with a meeting with the Cebu City Mayor Honorable Michael Rama to check on the current state of the city after Typhoon Odette hit the island.
Along with heads of different agencies and companies working towards the restoration and recovery of the City, Cimatu emphasizes his intent to implement Executive Order 120 through the Build Back Better (BBB) Task Force which aims to help restoring to normalcy all those provinces affected by the Typhoon. He mentioned that he is appointing DENR 7 OIC - Regional Executive Director Paquito Melicor Jr. CESO IV as the chairman of the BBB Task Force in Region 7.
Cimatu is also flew to Siargao on the same day as part of the situation survey and follow up on the restoration made in the area after the Typhoon Odette.