House speaker asks PNoy to visit typhoon victims

The flooded cities of Pampanga, Bulacan and Nueva Ecija

Typhoons “Pedring” and “Quiel” has already left the country but the destruction and floods caused by these typhoons still haunts the residents of Bulacan, Pampanga and Nueva Ecija.

And amidst the crisis faced by the Filipinos, they clamor for the presence of “Father” of the country which is the President Benigno Aquino III.

Critics and even the speaker of the House asked the President to visit the areas affected by the Typhoon and at least have photo ops so that the said residents can at least feel that they are also important to the President and feel encouraged.

Meanwhile, the Malacanang Palace said the President has been busy fixing the Disaster Preparedness of the country that’s why he hasn’t been around for the past days. The preparedness of the country once again gain criticisms for not learning from the past typhoon disasters.

However, in recent news, the President is already visiting the affected areas as of press time. He visited Tarlac first then will visit Bulacan and Pampanga within the day. While affected residents said that more than the presence of the President, what they need is support, concrete action plans and relief goods from the government.

Twisters kill baby, injure 3

MALOLOS CITY , Philippines – Three persons were injured in Bulacan and a seven-month-old baby died in Pampanga when two tornadoes hit the two provinces over the weekend, leaving millions in damages.

Felicisima Mungcal, the action officer of the Bulacan Provincial Disaster Management Office identified the victims as Cesar James Alcaraz, 19; and Arnold Castillo, 35; of Barangay San Juan; and Eduardo Tusol, 22; of Barangay Santol, all in Balagtas town.

All three victims suffered minor injuries and were rushed to the Bulacan Bulacan Medical Center here.

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Philippine factory blast kills 12 people, wounds 5

MANILA, April 8 (Reuters) – At least a dozen factory workers were killed and five were injured when a boiler overheated and exploded in the northern Philippines, local government officials and police said on Wednesday.

The explosion at a styrofoam packaging factory on Tuesday night was an accident, Allen Bantolo, police chief in Bulacan province north of the capital Manila, told reporters, ruling out sabotage.

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