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Politiko : Marcos-Duterte team continues Odette relief mission

News & Interviews
24 December 2021

By Politiko

The UniTeam of presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio has continued its humanitarian mission to help and give hope to victims of typhoon Odette.

“Christmas is coming and we know this simple help is not enough to erase the tragedy that typhoon Odette has brought to thousands of families especially in Visayas and Mindanao but, we are here to give them hope,” said House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, campaign manager of Carpio.

Last Thursday, the UniTeam turned over 2,000 food packs to Dinagat Islands Rep. Alan Ecleo and 1,000 food packs to Butuan City Vice Mayor Jose “Joboy” Aquino II to help the typhoon victims.

The team also handed over 2,000 food packs to Lapu-Lapu City Rep. Paz Radaza whose district was also hit by Odette.

Romualdez said his office and the Tingog party-list also sent an additional 1,000 food packs to Southern Leyte.

“The Tingog party-list is still preparing other items like hygiene kits and blankets for typhoon victims and the relief mission continues until today (Friday) and will resume on December 26,” Romualdez added.

Romualdez was designated as the caretaker of Southern Leyte following the appointment of Rep. Roger Mercado as secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

He said the Tingog party-list will also send three generators, 4,600 bottles of drinking water, four sacks of blankets and handwoven mats, and pails to affected communities in Cebu.

From December 19 to 20, the UniTeam visited eight provinces delivering a total of P15 million cash aid and relief goods worth P23.3 million.