Vice President Leni Robredo visited areas in Camarines Sur recently hit by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni). In one of her visits, she again met the barangay chairman who administered her oath as vice president back in 2016.
"Remember the Barangay Captain before whom I took my oath into office as VP? He is Rolando Coner of Punta Tarawal, a small, far away barangay along the coast of San Miguel Bay which can be reached only by boat," Robredo posted on Facebook.
"We visited his barangay yesterday to check how everyone was doing after the typhoon. He is that man in green, all covered in mud, because he was cleaning the muck out of the barangay hall brought about by the floods. He was apologetic as he did not know we were coming," she added.
Robredo on Thursday visited Barangay Punta Tarawal which is in the municipality of Calabanga.
Her office handed out relief assistance to the residents who were affected by Rolly.
"The people were profuse with gratitude that they already had a sea wall. They said they now felt safer. They proudly showed me the school our Angat Buhay partner, AGGAPP Foundation, built in 2017. Despite the ferocity of Rolly, the building was unscathed. They said that had they known it would be that sturdy, they would not have evacuated to the mainland anymore. They were recounting their horrors when the evacuation center they were in suffered damages during the onslaught," Robredo added.
Robredo took her oath of office on June 30, 2016 before Coner and Regina Celeste San Miguel, barangay captain of Barangay Mariana in Quezon City.
Aside from Camarines Sur, the Vice President also went to Catanduanes and Albay earlier this week to personally check on how the residents were affected by Rolly and to extend help to them. —KG, GMA News