Pres. Duterte Speaks to Survivors of Typhoon Odette in Siargao
DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte told the Typhoon Odette survivors in Siargao to remember the politicians who didn’t visit or help them.
Typhoon Odette left many parts of the Philippines in great devastation. The said typhoon which is one of the strongest to have hit the country brought massive rains that caused flooding and strong winds that result in property destruction.
PH has prepared prior to Odette’s entry into the country. There were preemptive evacuation operations in areas that usually experienced flooding.
Typhoon Odette left several areas submerged in floodwater. Among these are Kabankalan City and Sipalay City in the province of Negros Occidental. The province is currently under the State of Calamity.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte previously visited Kabankalan City and joined a briefing with the provincial and city officials regarding the recovery efforts on the effects of Typhoon Odette. He gave guidance on the city’s recovery from the calamity.
Recently, Pres. Duterte also visited the island of Siargao. It is one of those greatly devastated by Typhoon Odette leaving many families homeless. He talked to the survivors of the typhoon on the island.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the 76-year-old President told the survivors of the typhoon to remember the people who really reached out to them to help them in their time of need.
“Some people won’t even bother to visit you, or just come here and take photos without bringing anything to give you,” he said.
The President further expressed to the people to remember those people who came there just for publicity. According to him, he won’t be campaigning anymore because he is not allowed to run for another presidential term.
Meanwhile, Pres. Duterte stressed that he was able to serve the Filipino people for six (6) years. He apologized if he has shortcomings and stressed that he gave his best.
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