MANILA, Philippines – KINILALA ni Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. ang pagsisikap ng local at international non-government organizations na tumulong para muling makabangon ang Tacloban City na iniwang wasak ng Super Typhoon Yolanda 10 taon na ang nakalilipas.
“I know that everyone here had a part to play in the recovery but we cannot overstate… the international NGOs, the local NGOs that came and your help with the rebuilding and the rehabilitation and the recovery,” ang bahagi ng naging mensahe ni Pangulong Marcos sa idinaos na 10th year Yolanda Commemoration Anniversary sa Tacloban.
Ang NGOs at pribadong kompanya aniya ang mga unang “responders” matapos ang trahedya, kasama ang mga ahensya ng pamahalaan na nagpaabot ng tulong sa mga survivors.
“It is impossible to overstate how important it is to us what you did for us after Yolanda and in the years subsequent to Yolanda where you never left us,” ayon sa Pangulo.
“You stayed with us and stayed with us for years until you could see that we had recovered. And for that, we owe you a debt of gratitude that we will never be able to repay,” dagdag na wika nito.
Aniya pa, “the private sector complemented with the programs of the government by implementing their own initiatives, including cash-for-work programs and other interventions.”
“The aid that came from all directions, the volunteerism, the heroism that overflowed in the affected areas, specifically in the rehabilitation of Tacloban,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.
“Indeed, what we saw back then was the spirit of bayanihan in its truest form — moving without prompting, without hindrance, and without ceasing,” dagdag na wika nito. Kris Jose