BBM thanks UniTeam donors, volunteers for prompt calamity response

BBM thanks UniTeam donors, volunteers for prompt calamity response

MANILA — Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr., expressed his gratitude to the UniTeam donors and volunteers’ swift response to his call for aid to typhoon ‘Odette’ victims.

“Nakatutuwang isipin na kahit may pandemya buhay na buhay pa rin sa ating mga Pilipino ang Bayanihan. Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga donors at volunteers dahil sa taos-puso at maagap na pagtulong. Naging mabilis ang ating responde dahil sa inyo. Maraming salamat po,” said Marcos Jr.

According to Marcos Jr., even before the super typhoon made its landfall in the country, his office was already busy coordinating and pre-positioning relief supplies to be distributed to the communities that may be affected.

“Mula pa lang nang makita namin sa weather bulletin ng PAGASA ang sakop at lakas ng bagyong ‘Odette’ ay tumutok na kami. Nagpapasalamat tayo sa ating mga kaibigan at mga tagasuporta na walang sawang tumutulong. Kayo ang mga tunay na bayani sa panahong gaya nito,” added Marcos Jr.

Marcos Jr. added that UniTeam volunteers have finished preparing relief packs for several days in warehouses. More than a hundred volunteers are still busy with this task, and more will arrive to help this number this week.

Marcos Jr.’s chief-of-staff and spokesman, Atty. Vic Rodriguez pointed out that it is not proper for someone ‘genuinely’ trying to help, to draw attention unto themselves in a calamity situation.

“Hindi baleng walang umeepal na lider-lideran, basta may dumarating na tulong. Mas importante na may nararamdamang tulong ang mga tao kaysa sa ‘nagpapakitang-tulong’ lang,” said Atty. Rodriguez.

As of this writing, convoys of relief trucks were being prepared to extend aid to the following areas; Tacloban City, Surigao, Cagayan De Oro, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Samar, Leyte, Masbate, Bohol, Cebu Province, and Cebu City. (ai/mtvn)

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