By Liezelle Soriano
President Marcos and House Speaker Martin Romualdez
MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday offered prayers and flowers on the grave of the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda at Holy Cross Memorial Garden in Tacloban City.
The President believes that a lot more people have died due to ‘Yolanda’ aside from the recorded 6,300 deaths.
“I come here because I must commemorate the uncounted dead that up to now we do not know how many that number is,” he said.
“We must come to these commemorations so that we will remember those who we were told not to remember,” he added.
Marcos added that the search for the missing victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda had stopped.
“If you remember during the count of the casualties, the count was stopped. And we knew that there were still thousands out there. And for those thousands, those countless thousands, we come here, we commemorate,” the President said.
“Because if we no longer commemorate, their memory dies. And it is only up to us to keep that memory alive,” Marcos continued.