HOUSE Majority Leader Martin Romualdez yesterday turned over to Speaker Lord Allan Velasco some relief goods and other essential items for distribution to victims of typhoons Tonyo and Ulysses.
Earlier, Velasco started the relief operation of the House of Representatives after vast areas of the country were devastated by the strong typhoons.
“This is in response to the malasakit fund drive of Speaker Velasco to aid typhoon victims,” Romuldez said.
The turnover, which coincided with the 57th birthday of Romualdez, was done in a simple ceremony held at the North Lounge of Batasan Complex.
“In celebration of my birthday, I am reminded to give back to the people who were victimized by recent calamities. This event is a simple message that we are here for our people,” Romualdez added.
Romualdez’ district, particularly Tacloban City, was once hit by Yolanda, the world’s strongest typhoon to make landfall, oan November 8, 2013.
Romualdez also had a separate turnover of relief goods and other essentials to Catanduanes Rep. Hector Sanchez, Cagayan Rep. Samantha Louise Vargas-Alfonso; Rizal Rep. Fidel Nograles, Bulacan rep. Jonathan Sy-Alvarado; and Quezon Ctiy Rep. Precious Castelo, whose districts were badly hit by the recent typhoons.
“We are always committed to aid our kababayans in ways that we can. The times may be uncertain and difficult but our spirit of service to the people shall persist,” Romualdez said.
The House leader donated sacks of rice, boxes of canned goods and cup noodles, solar lights, face shileds and face towels to his fellow lawmakers.
Romualdez reiterated his unequivocal support for the leadership of Velasco which aims to ensure the approval of bills that will help the country’s economy and protect the people from the effects of the coronavirus disease-19 pandemic and calamities.