Robredo wishes the OVP had more funds to help disaster victims

Published November 4, 2020, 6:28 PM

by Raymund Antonio

If she had her way, Vice President Leni Robredo said she wished her office “had more resources or more mandate” for relief operations in areas devastated by super typhoon “Rolly.”

(photo from VP Leni Robredo)

On Wednesday, Robredo returned to her home province of Camarines Sur to continue her community visits in the wake of the typhoon onslaught.

The vice president went first to Calabanga and Pili towns in Camarines Sur last November 2, then she visited some parts of Catanduanes and Albay provinces the next day.

These three provinces felt the wrath of Rolly, with strong rains and winds that brought severe damage to houses and infrastructure, and left 24 people dead.

“It is times like this when you wish you had more resources or more mandate,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

Robredo also visited a coastal community in Barangay Salingogon in Minalabac town upon her return to her home province.

“To get to the area, VP Leni traveled more than an hour from the town proper, passing along uneven roads and slopes,” her office said.

The lady official was accompanied by Mayor Chris Lizardo, Vice Mayor Pedro Benamira, and other local officials for the distribution of relief goods to residents.

Robredo thanked Angat Buhay partners, Rotary Club of Makati and Jovenes de Bicolandia 102 Lions Club, which joined her office’s relief operations in the area.