Pres. Marcos vowed that his administration is ready and prepared for any impact that may result due to the looming La Niña phenomenon that is expected to bring more floods in the country. The President was in Tacloban City on Monday (May 20) to lead in the distribution of land titles to more than 5,400 farmers in the region. Joining the President were Eastern Samar Vice Gov.Maria Caridad Goteesan, Samar Gov. Sharee Ann Tan, Leyte Rep. Richard Gomez,DAR Sec.Conrado Estrella III, Southern Leyte Rep. Christopherson Yap, Southern Leyte Gov. Damian Mercado and Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez. (PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE)

TACLOBAN CITY—During his visit to this city on Monday (May 20), President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. assured that the national government is always prepared for any eventualities, whether it be El Niño or the looming La Niña.

He said that while such events have become almost normal, the government is always ready. However, he emphasized that the long-term solution lies in flood control.

“The preparation involves improving flood control systems, converting them to irrigation, and storing water so that during droughts, like the current situation, we have a source of water,” Pres. Marcos explained.

The President also mentioned that preparations are in place and ongoing.

“There’s no need to do anything special. We are already doing everything that we can to prepare for another El Niño and the La Niña that we are anticipating will come,” he stated.
The President was in the city to lead in the distribution of land titles to more than 5,400 farmers coming from various parts of the region as well as support facilities.