Robredo visits typhoon-hit Bohol; will visit Leyte, Surigao, Cebu, Negros

Published December 17, 2021, 2:30 PM

by Betheena Unite

Vice President Leni Robredo flew to Bohol on Friday, Dec. 17, to asses how her office can further assist typhoon-hit communities in the province, where the typhoon made landfall Thursday night.

Vice President Leni Robredo (OVP)

Robredo’s spokesman Barry Gutierrez disclosed that the vice president left Quezon City Friday to visit Bohol and other affected provinces in the next few days.

“Ngayong araw, lumipad na si VP papuntang Bohol. Sa darating na mga araw balak din niyang magpuntang Leyte, Surigao, Cebu, at Negros. Yung mga lugar na tinamaan ng bagyo (Today, VP already left for Bohol. In the next days, she will also visit Leyte, Surigao, Cebu, and Negros. Places that were hit by the typhoon),” Gutierrez said.

Typhoon Odette made landfall in Bohol on Thursday night, Dec. 16.

Gutierrez said Robredo, who is running for president, wants to be “hands on” in providing assistance to those heavily-affected by the typhoon and wants to personally check their situation.

“So, balak niyang magpunta sa mga areas na tinamaan mismo ng bagyo, makita first-hand at makausap yung mga taong tinamaan, at lalong maayos nang mabuti at maging angkop yung kailangang assistance na puwede nating maibigay (So, she’s planning to go to areas that are hit by the typhoon to see first hand and communicate to the affected communities, especially to work on the appropriate assistance they need that must be provided),” the spokesman said.

Earlier today, Dec. 17, Robredo called for donations of necessary relief goods intended for typhoon victims and converted her campaign volunteer center in Quezon City into a donation relief operations headquarters amid the onslaught of typhoon Odette.

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The Vice President said her team is seeking for donations of “urgent relief goods” such as blankets, hygiene items (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins), bottled water, face masks, alcohol (in 250 or 500ml), rice, and ready-to-eat food (easy-to-open canned goods, instant noodles, biscuits, powdered drinks, cereal drinks).