Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has sent thousands of gallons of water and filtration kits to areas devastated by Typhoon “Odette.”
The presidential candidate is also planning to send relief supplies to Palawan, which was also severely impacted by the typhoon.
Marcos stated in a radio interview on December 23 that the water and filtration kits can produce enough water for 100 people per day.
“Ang kritikal ngayon sa panahon na ito (The critical [basic need] in these times, which is few days after ng bagyo (the typhoon), ay tubig (is water),” he said.
“That’s why we sent almost 30 tons of water in different areas [ravaged by the typhoon]. We will send filtration kits next,” Marcos said.
He stated that he understands the people’s needs as a result of their experience with Typhoon “Yolanda” in 2013.
Marcos and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, had previously sent aid to storm-ravaged areas such as Siargao, Surigao, Bohol, Maasin, Cebu, Masbate, and others.
This article is originally published by The Manila Times. Minor edits were made by the author.