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Sen. Bongbong Marcos Provides Aid for Bulacan Flood Victims

Press Releases
7 October 2011

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., sent much-needed relief goods for the distressed residents and victims of the raging floods caused by Typhoons ‘Pedring’ and “Quiel” in the province of Bulacan.

Marcos, responding to the adverse effects wrought by the two typhoons , immediately mobilized the Team Marcos to prepare thousands of relief goods and had them transport to Municipalities of Calumpit, Hagonoy and Paombong boxes of relief goods as his own way of providing humanitarian assistance to the affected families.

The Province of Bulacan is one of the most severely affected by Typhoons “Pedring” and “Quiel” which hit the Northern and Central Luzon regions last week.

“I am saddened to hear and see in the various media the damage brought about by Tropical Storm ‘Pedring’ to the municipalities of Calumpit whose barangays were submerged in flood waters. It gives me undue grief to see our fellow Filipinos suffer from this devastation that claimed lives, loss of agricultural crops, means of livelihood and damage to limb and property.” Marcos said in his letter sent to Mayor Jaime de Jesus.

The Senator likewise expressed his sincerest words of communication to the people of Hagonoy and Paombong thru his letters sent to Mayor Angel Cruz of Hagonoy and Mayor Donato Marcos of Paombong.

“On behalf of my family and my staff, allow us to express our sincerest words of symphaty to the people of Hagonoy and Paombong. Allow me also to offer my prayers and that of my family and staff to all the suffering victims who perished in this typhoons. It is my fervent hope that those adversely affected can immediately return to their normal lives. Marcos said.

Bulacan officials have described “Pedring” as the worst typhoon to hit the province in recent memory. At least 10 people died in Bulacan, the most number of fatalities in a single province, and damage from the typhoon is worth nearly a billion pesos.

It will be recalled that last August, Marcos also dispatched humanitarian support for Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes in Bicol region and Davao city in Southern Mindanao flood victims in response to the unexpected flooding that confronted some barangays in that said provinces triggered by heavy rains.

In previous calamities like the mudslides that hit some barangays in Tacloban City in Leyte, Marcos, a son of the province of Leyte, personally went to the city to distribute relief goods, together with Leyte Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, to the families who had been adversely affected by the flooding and landslides that hit the city last March 2011.