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Aquino likens allies to ordinary Filipino workers during Sona 2014

/ 05:00 PM July 28, 2014

Melvin Castro volunteers in the construction of housing units at a relocation site og GMA Kapuso Foundation in partnership with NHA and Tacloban City Government at Barangay Sto. Nino, Tacloban City for victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Castro and his family will be one of the beneficiaries of the housing units after super typhoon Yolanda destroyed their house in Barangay 88, San Jose, Tacloban City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

MANILA, Philippines–President Benigno Aquino III in his fifth State of the Nation Address likened his allies to ordinary Filipino workers for their help in the relief and reconstruction efforts after super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Aquino called Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman as the country’s relief worker, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz as the call center agent, and trasportation secretary Jun Abaya as a dispatcher.

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He also thanked Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin for giving the “marching orders.”

“Yolanda” flattened coastal towns as the weather disturbance, said to be the world’s strongest typhoon to hit land, claimed over 6,000 lives.

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