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Manila Bulletin : Bongbong brings construction materials to 'Odette' victims

News & Interviews
5 January 2022

By Joseph Pedrajas | Manila Bulletin

Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Wednesday, Jan. 5, his team is already distributing construction materials for the repair of damaged homes of Typhoon “Odette” victims.

In a television news interview, Marcos Jr. said​ he and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, are already addressing the needs of “Odette” victims for reconstruction.

“Pagkatapos ng bagyo ang kailangan talaga ‘yung mga shelter. Meron silang mga evacuation center pero pati ‘yun nasira rin. Kaya ‘yung mga evacuees kung saan-saan lang natutulog (After the typhoon, they already need a shelter. They might have evacuation centers, but even they are damaged. So our evacuees sleep just anywhere),” Marcos Jr. said, explaining the need to rebuild the damaged houses.

“Kailangan ng mga tao ngayon ay construction materials, so ‘yun ang hinahakot namin ngayon para maipadala namin. Mga simple lang mga trapal lang muna kasi mga bubong ay butas butas para merong masilungan (People need construction materials. So that’s what we’re bringing to them. We’re bringing tarpaulins simply for cover because their roofs are already damaged),” he added.

Marcos Jr. also called on his supporters to also donate construction materials, aside from relief goods.