By Ben Rosario | Inquirer.net
Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate Mayor Sara Duterte of Davao City disclosed that they had delivered over P38 million in cash and relief goods to victims of Typhoon Odette as of December 20, Monday.
Known as the UniTeam, Marcos and Duterte said they will send more aid to calamity areas that were battered by typhoon Odette over the weekend.
They reported having reached eight provinces from December 19 to 20.
Aside from cash and relief goods, the UniTeam camp revealed that it had also delivered P1 million worth of construction materials to victims whose houses were damaged partly or in their entirety.
Also delivered to calamity stricken areas were rice and other food items, the UniTeam said in a press statement.
A Lakas-CMD news release disclosed that House Majority Leader and Leyte First District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez joined Marcos in delivering P2 million in financial assistance, 2,000 food packs worth P1 million and 3,000 five-kilo bags of rice for distribution to parts of Surigao del Norte, especially badly hit Siargao island.
Romualdez, Lakas-CMD president, also accompanied Marcos to Capiz where they met Mayor Duterte, party chairperson.
Together the three handed over P2 million to Gov. Esteban Evan “Nonoy” Contreras as financial assistance to his constituents. At least 2,000 food packs reportedly worth P1.2 million were distributed at the provincial capitol where typhoon victims were waiting.
Marcos and Romualdez on 2 p.m. Monday turned over P1 million in financial assistance, 2,000 food packs worth P800,000, and 2,400 bags of rice to Balud, Masbate Mayor Ruben Jude “RJ” Lim at the Masbate Airport for the victims of Super Typhoon Odette.
After attending the UniTeam’s Humanitarian mission in Roxas City, Capiz, Duterte joined Marcos and Romualdez at the Bacolod Silay Airport in Negros Occidental, their fourth stop on another four-province swing also in the Visayas and Mindanao, and delivered to Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer P2 million in financial assistance and 3,000 food packs worth P1.8 million to help those who have been affected by super typhoon Odette.