After visiting Laguna and Mandaluyong City on Wednesday, President Benigno Aquino 3rd went to flood-stricken areas in the province of Cavite on Thursday to help distribute relief goods.
The President’s first stop was at the Tinabunan Elementary School in Imus where 178 families were temporarily staying.
He then proceeded to Kawit to extend relief assistance to over a hundred families at the Binakayan
In his short message, the President assured the affected residents of the government’s support.
He said his administration will speed up flood control projects in the province.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will build a retarding basin in a 50-hectare property in Cavite, according to Aquino.
The President was accompanied by Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson, former Cavite representative Ayong Maliksi and other government officials.
On Wednesday, Aquino visited flood victims in Biñan and San Pedro, Laguna, and Mandaluyong.
CATHERINE S. VALENTE