Dinagat Islands Governor Kaka Bag-ao has assured her constituents that the local government is now in the process of planning for the province’s long-term recovery after it was devastated by Typhoon “Odette.”
The governor expressed her gratitude Thursday, December 30, to all those who have extended their assistance to the province.
“Before, during, and after the typhoon, your Provincial Government is still here. The Capitol may have been almost physically erased, but we continue to work with the people to address our immediate needs. And through the assistance of our partners in the national government, as well as various local government units, civil society and private sector organizations, and our friends from all over the country and from the international community, we have a steady supply of relief for our communities,” she said.
“As we work hard to rebuild our homes and restore our utilities and connectivity, we are also in the process of planning for our long-term recovery. Sa kabila ng ating mga kawalan mula sa bahay hanggang sa kabuhayan, puhunan pa rin natin ang pag-asa,” Bag-ao said.
She said that more help was on the way from various groups here and abroad.
“We in your Provincial Government remain steadfast and firm, now, more than ever. We will all get through this together — as one people and with our partners in development,” the official added.