Bgy. Landayan Covered Court
San Pedro, Laguna
21 August 2013
After days of heavy downpour brought by a southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Maring, President Benigno S. Aquino III visited one of the evacuation sites in San Pedro, Laguna to personally meet the evacuees affected by the calamity.
President Aquino led the relief operations, accompanied by Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas and Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman. They distributed food packs, bread, mat, and blankets to a total of 1,331 evacuees at Barangay Landayan covered court.
In his short speech, he assured that the government is always there to help and problems can be lessened if everyone will unite.
The evacuees are composed of 336 families which were brought to the said covered court to take refuge after the non-stop rains these past few days. According to a DSWD official, they ordered an immediate evacuation last August 19 (Monday), after floods on the area reached waist level.
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