Presidential aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. personally leads the distribution of relief goods in Southern Leyte this Sunday. This is just one of a series of relief operations in various areas in Leyte, Butuan, Bohol, Cebu, and Masbate for the victims of super typhoon Odette which they were conducting that started shortly after Odette’s onslaught. Also present is House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, caretaker of Southern Leyte.
MANILA – The BBM-Sara UniTeam of Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and Inday Sara Duterte on Sunday continued the series of relief operations in typhoon-affected areas in Leyte, Butuan, Bohol, Cebu and Masbate.
To recall, Marcos immediately called on his supporters and volunteers as early as Wednesday, a day before Typhoon Odette entered the Philippine area of responsibility, to repack relief goods in anticipation of a massive relief effort.
Minutes after his call, donors and volunteers trooped to the BBM-Sara warehouse in Taguig City, bringing with them sacks of rice, tons of canned goods, and other essentials.
Marcos personally delivered some of the relief goods at the provincial capitol in Maasin City, Southern Leyte that were received by Gov. Damian Mercado and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez.
The BBM-Sara UniTeam next visited Butuan City, where an estimated 7,000 families from 43 barangays have been affected.
Another team delivered relief assets in Bohol, and was met by weary residents who were still reeling from their losses.
BBM-Sara UniTeam volunteers also visited affected areas in Cebu, among them Mandaue City, which recorded six fatalities.
Marcos thanked the donors and volunteers who took time to heed his call in such a short notice.
“Nakatataba ng pusong isipin na kahit may pandemya ay na buhay pa rin sa ating mga Pilipino ang bayanihan. Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga donor at volunteers dahil sa taos puso at maagap na pagtulong. Naging mabilis ang ating responde dahil sa inyo. Maraming salamat po,” he said.
Marcos, earlier, issued an appeal to electric cooperatives in Luzon and Mindanao that were not affected by the typhoon to send linemen and materials to areas where electric power has not yet been restored “so we can all have a bright Christmas.” (ai/mtvn)