President Rodrigo Duterte assured typhoon-hit provinces that the government would look for funds to repair infrastructure damaged by the onslaught of super Typhoon Rolly earlier this week.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar reported an initial estimate of around P5.6 billion in infrastructure damage due to the typhoon, majority of these in Bicol and CALABARZON.
This exorbitant amount of damages exclude those that have occurred in Catanduanes, where Rolly first made landfall. Telecommunication lines are still down in the province, Villar also said.
“Majority” of the government and private buildings were believed to be destroyed, he added in a televised Cabinet meeting.
“Maghahanap na tayo ngayon (we will now look), start to look for money,” said the President.