Presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has vowed to send water filtration kits to areas badly affected by Typhoon Odette to prevent residents from getting sick.
Marcos told DZRH radio Friday (December 24) that providing access to clean water is one of his team’s priorities on top of giving relief goods to typhoon victims.
He said the importance of having potable water was one of the lessons he learned from Typhoon Yolanda, which pummeled his mother’s home province of Leyte in 2013.
“Kaya’t nagpadala kami ng almost 30 tons na tubig sa iba’t ibang lugar pero ang isusunod namin ay ‘yong filtration kit. Inaalala natin yung cholera, yung bacteria dahil sa maruming tubig,” Marcos explained.
At least six provinces in Visayas and Mindanao were badly hit by Typhoon Odette, which first made landfall on December 16. At least 367 deaths have been confirmed due to the typhoon, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
Marcos said his supporters will continue scouring remote provinces affected by the typhoon to bring aid. Once relief efforts have ended, he vowed to help victims rebuild their homes.
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