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Marcos Jr., Sara deliver P28.6-million cash aid, P48.3-million relief to Odette victims

Presidential aspirant former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos and his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte had delivered a total of P28.6 million cash assistance and P48.3 million worth of relief goods to victims in 11 provinces hit by Typhoon Odette.

According to a statement, the tandem also delivered 1 billion worth of construction materials that would help repair destroyed homes, several thousand bags of rice, solar panel system, 11 units of bucket water filter system, 77 solar flashlights with chargers, 40 sacks of slippers and other vital items.

Marcos and Duterte returned to Southern Leyte, Siargao, Cebu on Thursday to deliver the second tranche of aid.

They also went to Dinagat Islands and Palawan on Thursday to send more assistance.

At Dinagat Islands, the Uniteam sent P1 million financial aid to Dinagat Islands Provincial Administrator Aimee Jimeno and 1,000 sacks of rice at the provincial capitol of San Jose.

As of December 29, NDRRMC confirmed 63 deaths due to the onslaught of the typhoon.

On Wednesday, the Department of Budget and Management released P4.85 billion aid  for the survivors of Odette.

In total, the DBM has released P6.85 billion to assist typhoon-stricken LGUs, as of December 28, 2021. —NB, GMA News