By: Elena Grace Flores
UNTV News and Rescue
[VIDEO]: Medicines to be included in the relief goods
President Bongbong Marcos said that medicine inclusion in the relief goods should be possible for typhoon Paeng’s victims. DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo agrees with it. He added that there must be paracetamols and diarrhea meds in the medicine kit for them to alleviate discomfort due to common sickness.
The President is not only implementing changes in the relief distributions with a medicine kit. But he plans the prepositioning of various government services. This is from the prevention of floods to disaster rescue and assistance. Tree planting might be minimal for some of the environment but as per his observation, most landslides happen where trees were gone.
The rehabilitation of flood control systems is also a priority right now. This was a massive project of the president’s late father. It’s definitely another Marcos who can reinitiate such undertakings and keep this going for the sake of the Filipinos.