True to his promise a few weeks ago that his assistance to the public will not end in Batangas, former lawmaker Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. extended help to fire victims in Pateros.
Marcos distributed sacks of rice and other goods to residents.
On July 12, Marcos also went to a number of towns in Batangas without fun fare since his purpose was to give assistance to the residents directly affected by the restless Taal Volcano.
He distributed some 3,000 sacks of rice, 500 cartoons of surgical mask, 3,000 pairs of sleepers, 4,000 cartoons of vitamins and 500 bottles of coconut water to the residents.
The former lawmaker successfully made the distribution of the goods in coordination with the officials and frontliners of Talisay, Laurel and Agoncillo towns together with several groups from the private sector and the office of Batangas Gov. Hermilando Mandanas office, through PPOSD head Genaro Cabral.
Despite being away from the limelight, Marcos remains one of the choices being considered by the Filipino voters to succeed President Rodrigo Duterte when the latter bows out of office on June 30, 2022.
Based on Pulse Asia’s latest, survey conducted from June 7 to 16, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is in the top spot with 32 percentage points while Manila Mayor Franciscon “Isko Moreno” placed second with 29 percent.
Marcos got the third spot after the respondents gave him 18 percentage points.
Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao, on the other hand, was in fourth place with a 13 percent score.
The survey appears to be important, a political analyst said, since the names of Duterte – Carpio, Moreno and Pacquiao are “hot items” every day in the media.
Marcos, on the other hand, got hit by the media only on matters connected with his electoral protest against the supposed highly irregular victory of Robredo, the analyst said.
“Marcos has no government position,” the source said, adding that Marcos consistently placed either on the second or third place in all the presidential surveys that started in December 2020.