Robredo checks on Negros Oriental areas destroyed by ‘Odette’
DUMAGUETE CITY—Vice President Leni Robredo made an unannounced visit Tuesday to Negros Oriental to check on areas ravaged by Typhoon “Odette.”
Robredo flew in from Manila early morning and met with Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo before proceeding to the northern part of the province by helicopter.
She was the first national official to visit Negros Oriental after the typhoon.
Vice Gov. Mark Macias said the Vice President had been in touch with people in Negros Oriental before the storm struck to check on disaster relief preparations.
The Vice President visited Barangay Tambacan in Bais City and Suba in Manjuyod, which suffered heavy damage and casualties due to the typhoon.
Bais listed 15 fatalities from Odette, mostly from raging floodwaters, while Manjuyod had 10 deaths as of Tuesday.
Robredo was accompanied by Rep. Kit Belmonte, Rep. Josy Limkaichong and Vice Gov. Mark Macias.
Former Bais City Mayor Hector Villanueva and daughter Karen, who also served as City Mayor, accompanied Robredo during her visit to Bais City and Manjuyod, along with Manjuyod Mayor Felix Sy.
After inspecting the damage, Robredo said she was leaving two teams to facilitate the sending of assistance to Bais and Manjuyod.
From Manjuyod, Robredo flew to Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental.
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