Manila Standard : ‘Citizen BBM’ serves public in Batangas

News & Interviews
13 July 2021

By Manila Standard

He is no longer a senator. He did not make it to the second highest post of the land, but former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. did not stop serving the public, particularly those who are in crisis.

On July 12, Marcos or “BBM” personally went to a number of towns in Batangas without fanfare since his purpose was to assist residents directly affected by the relentless movement of Taal Volcano.

Volcanic activities of Taal started on July 1.

Marcos personally witnessed the condition of the affected residents in the towns of Talisay, Laurel, and Agoncillo, including those who have been staying in evacuation centers.

BBM extended his assistance to the affected residents by leading the release of some 3,000 sacks of rice, 500 cartoons of surgical masks, 3,000 pairs of slippers, 4,000 cartoons of vitamins, and 500 bottles of coconut water to the residents.

The former lawmaker successfully distributed the goods in coordination with the officials and frontliners of Talisay, Laurel, and Agoncillo towns together with several groups from the private sector and Governor Dodo Mandanas office through lawyer Genaro Cabral, Batangas Provincial Public Order and Safety Department head.

BBM stressed that his assistance to the public will not end in Batangas, as he launched “#BatangasMagiting, #HandaIngatMagiting and #HugasIwasMask.”