President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. visited Cavite, which is now in a state of calamity, to assess the damage caused by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng.
On Monday morning, Marcos Jr. landed in Cavite City along with DSWD Sec. Erwin Tulfo where they were greeted by Governor Jonvic Remulla, Mayor Denver Chua, and political members of the Revilla clan led by Sen. Ramon Revilla.
They conducted an aerial inspection over the province to check the aftermath of the low-lying and coastal towns hit hard by the storm, including some areas which are still flooded.
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At noon, Marcos Jr. showed up at an evacuation center in San Jose II, Noveleta to lead a ceremonial relief distribution and to check the situation of the evacuees.
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In a short remark, the President assured residents that there is enough government aid for them until they return to their respective homes.
He also stated that preemptive evacuation played a significant role in mitigating the storm’s impact in the province, emphasizing the importance of long-term planning in disaster risk reduction and management.
“Yan ang nangyari dito, sa aking palagay, kahit na ganyang kalaki ang kalamidad, hindi naman ganoon kalaki ang bilang ng casualty. Ngunit ang damage sa infrastracture ay mabigat,” Marcos Jr. said.
“Yung mga flood control natin, mga dike natin, wala na, nag-erode na. Kaya ‘yun ang kailangan nating tingnan.Magkakaroon tayo ng plano na long term para kahit na lumakas ang tubig ng husto ay hindi na guguho yung lupa at hindi na tayo inaabutan ng mga landslide, na ‘yun ang mga nagiging problema,” he added.
Watch the full speech here:
Ceremonial Distribution of DSWD Assistance to the Residents of Barangay San Jose
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. leads the ceremonial distribution of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) assistance to families and individuals affected by Tropical Storm ‘Paeng’ at Barangay San Jose II in Noveleta, Cavite on October 31, 2022. With a diameter of over 1,100 kilometers, Tropical Storm ‘Paeng’ made a series of landfall across different regions in the country. The Municipality of Noveleta, along with Kawit, is one of the hardest-hit areas in Cavite as severe rains from the uplands caused heavy flooding leading to the destruction of a river wall near the Ylang-Ylang River. Around 18,000 families have been evacuated in Cavite. Currently, at least PhP50 million worth of relief goods are being distributed to the victims of the natural calamity.Posted by PIA CAVITE on Sunday, October 30, 2022