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No order to reject relief goods from Bohol prov’l gov’t: Ubay, Aumentado

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Ubay Mayor Constantino Reyes and Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado of Bohol’s second district denied ordering local officials not to receive the relief goods from the provincial government for Typhoon Odette survivors.

Both Reyes and Aumentado said they did not ask barangay officials to refuse the relief goods from the provincial government to Ubay, causing some items to get spoiled.

“We even need a lot of help for the people. There are blessings but only to be thrown away,” according to the mayor. (https://bit.ly/3rmzqVD)

For his part, Aumentado said they even called the governor to speed up the provision of typhoon aid.

On January 12, Kevin Damalerio, executive assistant of Yap, alleged in a Facebook post that Ubay merely stored the relief goods from the provincial government and were not distributed.

Ubay information officer Larry Evangelista, on one hand, said the rice sacks, which Damalerio was referring to, were not from the provincial government.

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