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Negros Leni groups gather P3.5M worth of goods for Odette victims

Volunteer groups of Vice President Leni Robredo in Negros Occidental announced that they gathered P3.5 million worth of relief goods for victims of Typhoon Odette in Negros Island.

The groups helped 9,011 families in 24 Odette-affected areas in Negros, a press release from the volunteers said Friday, January 14.

Negros Youth for Leni and Negros for Leni worked with Dapat Si Leni and Robredo People’s Council to collect 24,250 kilograms of rice, 12,683 pieces of canned goods, 10,878 packs of noodles, 1,000 kilograms of sugar, 500 kilograms of monggo, 19,921 liters of water, 4,192 hygiene kits, 2,000 kilograms of dry goods, and 400 thermal mats, it said.

The Negros Youth for Leni, the biggest youth volunteer network of Leni Robredo in Negros, also crowdfunded P237,741.45 in cash for the relief efforts in the island.

The youth network also organized relief packing initiatives at the Negros for Leni headquarters with volunteers from all over the Negros island.

“Our initiative to help in the relief operation aided families in Negros affected by the typhoon Odette,” Karol Mariae Luz Eres, one of the Negros Youth for Leni head organizers of the relief operations, said.

“This relief operation was carried on with the tagline, ‘Mas Radikal Magmahal,” she said.

Robredo is popularly known for the line “‘Mas Radikal Magmaha”, which she imparted to supporters to remind them of being kind, compassionate, and understanding to fellow Filipinos, Eres said.

Robredo visited Negros Island on Dec. 21, 2021 to bring aid and to assess the situation of the affected areas after the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. The island was one of the severely hit areas by Typhoon Odette.

The Leni groups in Negros are known for organizing feeding programs by giving lugaw and bread to urban and rural poor communities, the press release said.*

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