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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

BBM Assures Gov't Help For Places Affected By El Niño

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has implemented a whole-of-government approach to assist Zamboanga City amid the challenges posed by the El Niño phenomenon.


President Marcos assured the people that the government's assistance programs would reach all corners of the country, leaving no region or province behind. I Photo: Presidential Communications Office



During his visit, President Marcos brought key government agencies such as the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure that the needs of Zamboanga residents are addressed.



Speaking at the Universidad de Zamboanga Summit during the distribution of presidential assistance to affected farmers, fisherfolk, and families, President Marcos emphasized the government's commitment to alleviating the hardships caused by severe drought.



He underscored the importance of personally witnessing the conditions faced by affected residents and pledged that government services would be accessible nationwide.


President Marcos assured the people that the government's assistance programs would reach all corners of the country, leaving no region or province behind.



He emphasized the administration's proactive approach in responding to the needs of the affected population, noting the significant impact of the El Niño phenomenon on livelihoods and agriculture.


Acknowledging the extent of the damage caused by drought, President Marcos highlighted the urgent need for action, particularly in agricultural areas like Zamboanga Peninsula.



He reassured residents and local government units (LGUs) that the administration would explore all legal avenues to mitigate the suffering caused by El Niño.


In conclusion, President Marcos affirmed the government's commitment to ensuring a better quality of life for all citizens, promising continued attention to the needs of every province and municipality nationwide.



He reiterated the government's unwavering dedication to providing support and resources to those affected by the drought brought about by El Niño.




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