Help Restore Power to Samar, Leyte — Sen. Bam to Electric Coops

Senator Bam Aquino calls on electric firms and cooperatives around the country, including MERALCO, to send humanitarian mission teams to help restore power to Leyte and Samar, saying relief “can’t be carried out blindly” by humanitarian aid missions.

“Hanggang sa walang kuryente sa Samar at Leyte, parang bulag ‘yung mga relief teams na pumupunta doon,” Sen. Aquino says.
“Kailangang maibalik ang kuryente para maibalik rin ang telecommunication lines at maibalik ang contact sa ating mga kababayang talagang nangangailangan ng tulong.”
The return of electric power, the lawmaker points out, will likewise expedite the provision of medical services and will help local businesses restore their services.
“So much of Leyte and Samar were completely cut off from the rest of the country at the onslaught of Yolanda. We now need everyone’s help to ensure that nobody gets left behind in relief efforts.”
On Saturday evening, President Benigno Aquino III delivered a statement during the NDRRMC briefing and said that the restoration of power and communication lines were among the national government’s priorities, aside from extending relief assistance in affected areas.
Sen. Bam Aquino reiterates, “Until power is restored to Leyte and Samar, it will be impossible for people to get back up on their feet. The need is urgent, and we appeal to our fellow Filipinos to make this happen for the sake of our kababayan in those areas.”
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