The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority today visited Marikina City days after being devastated by Typhoon Ulysses last November 11.
MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim together with Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro inspected Barangay Malanday in Marikina, one of the areas severely hit by flood.
The two officials distributed face masks and shields, and relief bags which include sardines, noodles, and bottled water.
The donations were given by Philippine Hardware Foundation, Inc. and St. Stephen High School Alumni Association, Inc. Lim said that the MMDA is ready to provide any assistance to the city government as it strives to restore sense of normalcy.
Aside from the relief packs, the MMDA has sent composite teams and deployed heavy equipment to help in clearing operations.
“We are more than willing and ready to aid Marikina in going back to normal by helping in their clearing operations and providing food packs to its residents,” Lim said.
Teodoro, for his part, said that the assistance given by the MMDA at the onset of the typhoon is very timely and helpful, thus, resulting in a swift disaster response.
“Our goal is to clear our roads faster than what we did during Ondoy. The city is closely coordinating with concerned agencies to bring back economic opportunities for Marikeños,” Teodoro said.
Lim and Teodoro also supervised clearing operations being done in various areas in Marikina where the LGU and MMDA personnel hauled garbage and other debris.
At the height of typhoon “Ulysses”, the agency was one of the first responders in rescue and evacuation operations all over the city.