By Teresa D. Ellera
THE tandem of presidential aspirant and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio arrived in Negros Occidental Monday, December 20, to deliver truckloads of relief assistance for the victims of Typhoon Odette in the province.
The BBM-Sara tandem was met at the Bacolod-Silay Airport by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer along with some mayors and other officials in the province.
“We are here to do whatever we can to restore the havoc created by the typhoon. You are in our thoughts and prayers that’s why we are here,” Marcos said.
Marcos said the overwhelming support shown by the mayors and the local officials in the province is a big thing. “It is very encouraging,” he said.
Duterte-Carpio later joined Marcos at the airport. She arrived ahead of him in the province yesterday.
Meanwhile, Marcos said he will push for the reorganization and restructuring of the two Negros provinces rather than creating a new region.
Among the mayors who welcomed Marcos at the airport were Mayors Marxlen Dela Cruz of Don Salvador Benedicto, Mark Golez of Silay City, Nicholas Yulo of Bago City, Alejandro Mirasol of Binalbagan, Enrique Miravalles of Valladolid, Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan of La Castellana, Ella Garcia-Yulo of Moises Padilla, Gerry Rojas of Murcia, Raymund Tongson of Himamaylan City, Jilson Tubillara of San Enrique Marvin Malacon of E.B. Magalona and Renato Gustilo of San Carlos.
Also present were Sagay City Vice Mayor Narwin Javelosa and Isabela Vice Mayor Renato Malabor Jr. (With reports from Carla N. Cañet)