The Caraga Regional Recovery Program (RRP) from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) provides a blueprint to assist the Region to effectively recover from the harsh effects of COVID-19. It primarily aims to jumpstart the Region’s recovery and rehabilitation from the impacts of the pandemic with the three-pronged strategy, namely: response, mitigation, and transition to the new normal. The RRP outlines the different challenges that the Region had to face during the quarantine period; the Region’s recovery framework and strategic action plan; and proposed programs, projects, and activities to effectively recover economically and socially. Moreover, the RRP also provides the mechanism for monitoring and evaluation and protocols in conveying the right information. Further, the RRP serves as supplemental document to the Caraga Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 Midterm Update to ensure that the Region’s ongoing and program development efforts are sustained despite the pandemic.
Tropical Storm (TS) Auring was the first typhoon to enter the Philippines in 2021. It hit Caraga Region on 17-21 February 2021, which resulted to flashfloods, displacement of vulnerable groups, and damage of properties, key lifelines, agriculture, and infrastructure in the Province of Surigao del Sur. The Post-TS Auring Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (RRP) for Severely Affected Areas in Surigao del Sur discusses on rebuilding the affected local communities, restoring livelihoods, agriculture, and damaged infrastructure/lifelines through the implementation of the 189 rehabilitation and recovery programs, projects, and activities amounting to PhP 8.75 Billion proposed under fiscal years (FY) 2021-2024.