Aquino likens allies to ordinary Filipino workers during Sona 2014
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.
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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