Maribojoc mayor thanks Guv for help after quake

IMG_5287A Bohol town mayor fulfilled his promise to thank Governor Hilario P. Davide III in person for the emergency relief after a 7.2 magnitude quake hit the town last October.

Maribojoc Mayor LeoncioEvasco Jr. visited Gov. Davide at the Capitol last February 13.

In an interview, Evasco said he was thankful that Gov. Davide immediately sent a rescue team and a dump truck, which was very useful to bring the relief goods to the barangays.

Gikinahanglan gyud namo naanang panahona kay isolated gud mi sa Tagbilaran City, (Bohol). We could only be reached through the sea or the river,” he said. The mayor also thanked the Cebuanos for their donations

Apart from Maribojoc, the province also extended help to Tubigon, Tagbilaran City and Bohol Provincial Government. The Capitol’s five-man rescue team from the Office of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management set up its camp in Maribojoc.

Evasco appreciated that the Capitol team was self-sufficient and in a relief mode rather than being served by the municipal government during their stay there. At that time, the mayor stated at once that he would want to meet Governor Davide at the Capitol to personally give his thanks.

More than a hundred days after the disaster, Evasco said they are now moving on. He said hopes the national government agencies will make do of their promise to help rehabilitate the town. But with or without the help of the national government they are determined to recover by themselves, he added.

During their meeting, the local chief executives shared their experiences during the earthquake. The damage in Cebu is minimal compared to the damage in Bohol.

Less than a month after the quake, northern Cebu also suffered heavy losses after it was hit by category 5 super typhoon Yolanda last November 8. Xerxes Alkuino