Marcos hits predecessors over 'Yolanda' recovery drive

Marcos hits predecessors over ‘Yolanda’ recovery: Nothing was done

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 03:47 PM May 20, 2024

super typhoon yolnada in Tacloban city leyte

AFTERMATH All kinds of debris pile up at the compound of the Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum in Tacloban City after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) swept through the Visayas in 2013. (INQUIRER / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA)

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. on Monday said that “nothing was done” by the two previous administrations regarding post-Yolanda recovery programs.

Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan),  one of most powerful cyclones recorded in world history, devastated Eastern Visayas and other parts of Visayas and Luzon in 2013.


More than a decade later, Marcos said believed little had been done by the administrations of then Presidents Benigno Aquino III and Rodrigo Duterte.

In Tacloban City, Marcos was asked about the badly damaged Maharlika Highway in Eastern Visayas.

“It’s part, it’s always part of the continuing plan for the, for the rehabilitation of what’s happened,” he replied.

“So, that’s still, all those rehabilitations, you know, we only really started two years ago. Because nothing was done in the previous administration, nothing was done in the administration before that,” Marcos said.

“I was talking to them, some of the other officials, hindi talaga pa tayo nakapag-fully recover, hindi pa natin masasabi nakapag-fully recover na tayo sa Yolanda (we have not fully recovered, we cannot say that we have recovered from Yolanda.)

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