Leni, Isko visit Cebu to help Odette victims

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TWO presidential candidates were in Cebu on Saturday, December 18, 2021, to visit and to provide aid to Cebuanos who were affected by Typhoon Odette.

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso were in Cebu to assist local officials and civic groups who are helping those affected by the typhoon.

Robredo was accompanied by members of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) as they surveyed areas in Cebu City that were damaged by the typhoon.

Robredo initially visited Barangays Guadalupe and Sapangdaku to check on families who lost their homes after the typhoon.

“Nakakadurog ng puso pakinggan ang mga kuwento ng mga nawalan ng bahay. In Guadalupe alone, the houses of about 800 families were totally destroyed,” Robredo said, on her official Facebook page.

Robredo was accompanied by Cebu City mayoral candidate Margot Osmeña; her husband and former city mayor Tomas Osmeña and independent vice mayoral candidate Francisco “Bimbo” Fernandez.

Robredo also brought her team to initiate relief operations in Cebu.

Robredo also visited Vice Gov. Hilario Davide III in order to get updates on the relief efforts in Cebu Province.

Robredo said she plans to ask for help from the private sector on how they can provide drinking water and other relief goods to areas that were affected by the typhoon.

Before visiting Cebu, Robredo visited Bohol a day after the typhoon battered the province to provide aid to residents and to coordinate with local officials.

On the other hand, Domagoso visited Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Saturday night to provide aid to her constituents who were affected by the typhoon.

In a Sugbo News report, Domagoso donated P1 million of personal money to the Provincial Government while also committing P1 million on behalf of the Manila City Government. (JKV)

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