Some 500 individuals in Tarlac province received payouts from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Central Luzon.
The distribution was attended by Senator Imee Marcos at the Diwa ng Tarlac’s Bulwagang KanLahi.
The beneficiaries came from the municipalities of Gerona, Mayantoc, Pura, Ramos, Victoria, Moncada, Camiling, Sta. Ignacia, San Clemente and San Manuel, whose houses were damaged by the twin typhoons.
They received P3,000 each.
A total of P1.5 million was released by the DSWD Regional Office headed by Regional Director Jonathan Dirain.
According to Marcos: “Marami tayong kaibigan dito, maraming kabarkada at higit sa lahat, maraming tumatangkilik, sumusuporta at nagmamahal.”
“Kaya’t sa inyong lahat, muli, sabi ng lola ko noon, ang langit daw ay mas malawak sa l;upa. Mas maraming solusyon keysa problema…Imee Solusyon and tawag po sa akin. Maraming salamat po at mabuhay ang Tarlac,” she said.
For her part, Tarlac Governor Susan Yap said Marcos has always been close to the heart of Tarlaqueños.
“Si Senator Imee has always been close to the heart of Tarlaqueños. Kapatid na po natin, adopted daughter of Tarlac,” Yap said.