LOON, Bohol (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday afternoon visited anew this province, which was hardest hit by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in October last year, as part of the 28th anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution.
President Aquino, upon arrival here, proceeded to Loon to inspect the construction of bunkhouses and service facilities for the residents affected by the earthquake at Barangay Cogon in Loon.
The construction of bunkhouses (10 units and each unit has 10 rooms) and service facilities in Loon, which started January of this year, is now near completion. There is also an ongoing construction of bunkhouses in Tubigon.
After the inspection of the bunkhouses and service facilities, President Aquino toured the retrofitted Congressman Natalio P. Castillo, Sr. Memorial Hospital at Barangay Basac, Loon. He also checked some parts of the hospital damaged by the earthquake.
The hospital serves the constituents of seven nearby towns, namely, Maribojoc, Loon, Calape, Tubigon, Clarin, Inabanga and San Isidro.
A town hall meeting was held where the President had a dialogue with the survivors of super Typhoon Yolanda and the 7.2-magnitude earthquake.
Prior to his visit here in Bohol, President Aquino on Monday went first to Cateel, Davao Oriental.
The President celebrates the anniversary of the EDSA People Power by visiting the communities struck by the recent calamities outside Metro Manila.
President Aquino is also scheduled to visit Cebu, Samar, and Leyte on Tuesday.
This year’s theme of the EDSA People Power anniversary is EDSA 28, “Kapit Bisig Tungo sa Pagbabago.”
Joining the President in his visit here were Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr., Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, Secretaries Rogelio Singson, Enrique Ona, Voltaire Gazmin, Manuel Roxas II, Corazon Soliman, Herminio Coloma, Jr., and PMS head Julia Abad. (MNS)