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Robredo says power cut, some areas still under water in Bohol

Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday visited typhoon-hit communities in Bohol to provide relief and assess the situation in the area.

Robredo bared that she immediately flew to Bohol after it was cleared to fly in the area.

“Updates have been hard to come by over the past 24 hours, kaya hindi rin tayo mapakali. So we went to assess the situation and bring help,” she said in a Facebook post.

The vice president said the whole province has no electricity, adding that only solar lights were working.

She added that many roads are still not passable, while many areas are still flooded due to Typhoon Odette’s onslaught.

“Hindi na nga kami nakatuloy sa isang evacuation center sa Loay dahil baha pa rin (We could no longer go to an evacuation center in Loay because it was still flooded)," Robredo said.

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap has been leading road clearing operations with the local government's Tarsier 117 team. Vice Gov. Rene Relampagos and Mayor Baba Yap are on the ground, along with other local officials, Yap added.

“Sa ngayon, inaalam pa ang extent ng damage, as well as the death toll, because communication lines are mostly down,” she added.

Robredo said they will be sharing more photos of the damaged houses and infrastructures in the province.

The vice president earlier joined the call of Senator Manny Pacquiao to set aside politics and band together to help typhoon victims.

Pacquiao thanked Robredo for heeding his call and asked her to coordinate their efforts.—Richa Noriega/LDF, GMA News