Senator Marcos extends aid to Paeng-stricken Antique

ILOILO CITY -- Senator Imee Marcos visited Antique and gave away cash donations amounting to P10 million almost a month after the province was battered by tropical storm Paeng.

Senator Imee Marcos and Antique Governor Governor Rhodora ‘Dodod’ Cadiao give out aid to those affected by tropical storm Paeng on Tuesday, Nov. 29.  (Antique PIO)

“We are grateful for the aid she extended today,” Governor Rhodora ‘Dodod’ Cadiao told Manila Bulletin in a phone interview Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The financial aid was given to the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP-Antique) led by its president, Mayor Junjun Pacificador of Hamtic town.

“It will be divided among the 18 local governments,” Cadiao added.

Cadiao also discussed how President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. earlier ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to expedite the reconstruction of the collapse of the Paliwan Bridge, which connects the towns of Bugasong and Laua-an.

“I told the senator that the bridge is still not passable and it’s still very hard for people to travel. She assured to follow it up,” added Cadiao.