Bongbong inspects bunkhouses for typhoon survivors

Posted at 02/14/2014 3:37 AM | Updated as of 02/14/2014 3:37 AM

MANILA -- Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. went to Tacloban City on Thursday to inspect the construction of bunkhouses in the city, as chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Works.

Marcos said he saw many improvements on the bunkhouses since he last visited.

He said better quality materials are now being used, and electrical wirings are now covered.

"Mukhang maganda na ang ginawang improvements kasi substandard nga, ginagawa nila up to specification. Mukhang napupunta na nga doon," he said.

However, the senator believes that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should start the distribution of the bunkhouses immediately so they can be use by "Yolanda" survivors who lost their homes.

he also claimed that the presence of the national government can't be felt in the city.

"Lahat ng heavy equipment private nakikita ko. Wala akong nakikitang gamit na galing sa national government. Anyway baka sakali, nandito tayo sa city eh, baka sa ibang lugar nandun sila. If the national government is the one who will implement, kailangan nandito sila. Kagaya ng sabi ko, I dont see them."

Marcos said that he wants to know how the donations for the survivors are being used. He also said that it would be better if the local government is more involved in the rehabilitation and recovery of the city, as they know their area better. -- report from Melanie Bingco, ABS-CBN News Tacloban