The Du30-Marcos alliance continues despite the slow progress of the VP electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos against Leni Robredo. The President is the guest of honor during the recent Sangyaw Festival in Tacloban. Mayor Cristina Romualdez meets the President upon his arrival. Bongbong Marcos, Gov. Imee Marcos, and Alfred Romualdez are also present. They all gather in the place where the inefficiency of the previous administration is most felt during the devastation of typhoon Yolanda.
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Sangyaw Festival is a religious and socio-cultural event in the Philippines. It was revived in 2008 by the city government of Tacloban, Philippines. Sangyaw means “to herald news” in Waray language. Various festival-participants from different parts of the country participate in this tribal procession. It is celebrated on the 29th day of June, as with the Pintados Festival celebration. Imelda Marcos, the former Philippine First Lady, conceptualized this festival on the year 1974.
The Most Beautiful Mayor
In the eyes of the President, Mayor Kring Kring or Cristina Romualdez is the most beautiful mayor not only in the Philippines but in the world. He gently explained that his compliment has no malice. He said it right from the heart.
Courtesy to Imee Marcos and Alfred Romualdez
It is not a secret that the President is very fond of Bongbong Marcos’ sister, Gov. Imee Marcos. She did not miss the event for the world. She serves as the backup force of the mayor. Du30 also commends the presence of Mayor Romualdez’ husband, former Mayor Alfred Romualdez.
Bongbong Marcos’ Smile Speaks of the Alliance
The former Senator might be disappointed with the anomalies during the ongoing recount but his smile says it all when it comes to his alliance with the President. He knows that it’s just a matter of time that the Du30-Marcos tandem would be realized. Actions speak louder than words at this point.
The weekend prior to the preliminary conference of Bongbong Marcos against VP Leni Robredo, assistance to Leyteños after the earthquake are personally distributed by him. He flew to his mother’s home province and visited victims. His cousin, Rep. Martin Romualdez, and Davao del Norte Rep. Anton Lagdameo were with him. Financial assistance for the families of the fatalities and relief goods were given.
Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos was with Mayor Richard Gomez during the inspection of the earthquake damages in Ormoc City.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development relief for nearly 2,000 families displaced by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte first arrive. Two people were dead. It temporarily shuts down power plants. A total of P3,239,260.38 worth of food and other items were provided to the affected localities of Kananga and Ormoc City.
The DSWD-FO VIII also provided initial relief to Ormoc City: 100 family food packs, 200 pieces of malong, 100 pieces of blankets, 100 mats, 67 Australian tents and one tent from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees were allocated. A total of 1,837 families or 9,185 persons is displaced by the earthquake. 73 families or 365 persons stay in one evacuation center while the others are with relatives and friends.
Burial Assistance for Earthquake Fatalities
The families of the two earthquake fatalities received burial assistance from the FO. They are also set to receive an additional P5,000 cash assistance next week. The DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau is currently on blue alert. It coordinates the FO VIII for updates on the number of affected families or individuals. They also monitor the extent of the damage by the eathquake.
DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo thinks that there’s a need to raise awareness and educate the public in disaster preparedness and mitigation. This goes for both man-made and natural disasters. July is the National Disaster Consciousness Month. “The effectiveness of plans for disaster preparedness does not only lie with the government but a collective effort between the state and its citizens. By participating and working together, we can save more lives,” the Secretary said.