VP Sara thanks PBBM for Davao region aid
Posted: 2024-Feb-09 07.00.00 UTC+0800
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MANILA – Vice President Sara Duterte on Thursday expressed her gratitude to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for the assistance extended to families affected by landslides and flooding in Davao region.
"Maraming salamat Pangulong Bongbong Marcos sa lahat ng tulong na ipinaabot mo sa mga apektadong lugar sa buong Davao Region," Duterte said in a Facebook post.
(Thank you very much President Bongbong Marcos for all the help that you have extended for the affected areas in the entire Davao Region.)
"Ang pangangalaga sa buhay at pangkalahatang kapakanan ng mga mamamayan ang dapat manatiling prayoridad," she added.
(Concern for life and overall welfare of the people should always be the priority.)
On Wednesday, President Marcos was joined by Duterte in a situation briefing on the aftermath caused by the shear line and low-pressure area held at the Department of Public Works and Highways office in Davao City.
During the briefing, Marcos handed over checks amounting to P130 million as financial assistance for the affected residents.
Davao de Oro, received P30 million; Davao del Norte, P30 million; Davao Oriental, P30 million; Davao Occidental, P20 million; and Davao City, P20 million.
Various government agencies, like the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Office of the Civil Defense, presented during the briefing the immediate assistance that the national government has already provided to the affected residents.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, the death toll from landslides and floods in the region has risen to 27 with 97,603 individuals or 25,477 families in evacuation centers and displaced 697,454 individuals or 175,370 families. (PNA)