SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
The House of Representatives, led by Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, is mounting a relief effort after Typhoon Ulysses pounded parts of Luzon, causing severe flooding in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
Velasco extended his “heartfelt sympathies” to the victims for the destruction caused by Typhoon Ulysses, which reportedly surpassed the water level in Marikina River during the height of Tropical Storm Ondoy in 2009.
“Typhoon Ulysses was strong, but Filipinos will prove themselves stronger as we did during Ondoy and all other devastating typhoons, including the recent Quinta and Rolly,” Velasco said.
House Secretary General Jocelia Bighani Sipin said the legislative chamber is setting up a relief operation in its gymnasium as pledges for food and non-food donations have started coming in.
“Upon the instructions of Speaker Velasco, we are mobilizing volunteers in the House to organize relief operation so that we can roll out donations and relief goods to the typhoon victims,” Sipin said.
Meanwhile, Velasco thanked the donors and volunteers for the “outpouring of help, assistance, kindness and sacrifice” for the sake of typhoon victims.
“Rest assured that the donations made through the House of Representatives are efficiently delivered to typhoon victims in Metro Manila,” he said. #