January 11, 2023
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. distributed various government assistance to the victims affected by the recent shear line in Misamis Oriental and ensured that the evacuees’ basic needs are being attended while seeking shelter in the evacuation centers.
“Kaya’t tinitiyak namin na lahat kayo na hindi pa makauwi sa inyong mga tahanan at nandito pa sa mga evacuation center ay nasusuportahan, naaalagaan, meron kayong kinakain, meron kayong tinutulugan,” remarked the President during his visit to Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental to hand over relief packages and cash assistance to the government beneficiaries.
He praised the efforts of personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for their unrelenting dedication to ensure that the people in Misamis Oriental make it safe out of the disaster.
“Wala ng Pasko itong mga ito eh. Hindi na nag-Pasko itong mga ito dahil nga eh inaalalayan kayong lahat. Kaya’t patuloy ang kanilang trabaho. Hindi sila aalis hangga’t lahat kayo – unang-una hangga’t lahat kayo ay makauwi na at lahat kayo ay mabigyan na ng tirahan,” said the Chief Executive.
As the recovery phase begins for Misamis Oriental, the President assured his fellow Filipinos that the government will continue to monitor the situation and will not rest easy until they are escorted back to their homes and families.
“Patuloy lang ang aming pag-monitor sa inyo at pagtiyak na kayo ay secure, kayo naman ay kahit papaano nabibigyan ng tulong, at ginagawa namin lahat upang makauwi na kayo at mabalik na kayo sa inyong mga tahanan at makabalik na kayo sa inyong mga trabaho,” President Marcos Jr. said.
“Patuloy ang aming ginagawa at titiyakin namin na habang nandito pa kayo, we’ll make sure na kayo ay — lahat ng pangangailangan ninyo ay nakukuha ninyo,” he added, further citing that the government will sustain its efforts in putting back the lives of the shear line victims and affected families into normalcy.
Around 1,500 beneficiaries received PhP5,000 financial assistance from the President and the DSWD. A total of PhP7.5 million was given to the beneficiaries, who also received food packages during the aid distribution.
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