MANILA - ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation has joined hands with government agencies to help restore livelihood in areas hit by super typhoon Yolanda.
In partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), the foundation is conducting clearing operations and replanting, as well as providing technical assistance for farmers in Basey, Sta. Rita, and Marabut, Samar and in Dulag, Leyte.
The Department of Agriculture will give fertilizers needed for crops, seedlings of potatoes, sweet potatoes, and cassava. It will also help farmers learn new agricultural techniques.
For coconut farmers, Lingkod Kapamilya partnered with the PCA and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to rehabilitate and build hubs in areas abundant with coconuts.
Lingkod Kapamilya's "Green Initiative" also aims to help farmers produce goods such as flour, vinegar, soy sauce and other by-products from crops.
Other projects include assistance to fisherfolk.
Starting with 303 fishing boats distributed in its initial run, the 4,000-boat target for Samar and Leyte is aimed to be completed by May 2014.
The boats will have fishing gear and motor.
Patrol boats will also be donated to selected municipalities.
Lingkod Kapamilya has also consulted with the Department of Education to repair and rebuild classrooms hit by Yolanda.
A total of 143 public elementary and national high schools in Capiz, Aklan, Panay Island, Iloilo, Palawan, Samar, and Leyte have been scheduled to undergo rehabilitation and rebuilding.
The funds being used were generated from donations made through Sagip Kapamilya, and with the help of ABS-CBN's "Tulong Na, Tabang Na" campaign.