President Benigno Aquino 3rd will be visiting Eastern Samar today to check recovery efforts in areas badly hit by Typhoon Ruby.
In a radio interview, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said President Aquino will be visiting Dolores town and the city of Borongan “to personally assess the situation of our countrymen who were affected by Typhoon Ruby.”
“He also would like to assure government’s help in the recovery and rehabilitation efforts,” he added.
In an earlier interview, Aquino said he was considering proposals to give typhoon victims a cash subsidy for housing assistance.
He said P10,000 to P30,000 can be given to the victims, depending on the extent of the damage to their homes.
Aquino added that the money can come from disaster funds because at least P7.3 billion is available. Typhoon Ruby killed 18 persons and affected over 800,000 people in nine regions.