Marikina mayor pleads for donations that will help residents rebuild houses

MANILA, Philippines — Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro is pleading for donations of construction materials and equipment to help city residents rebuild their houses after being damaged by flooding caused by Typhoon Ulysses.

Construction companies willing to help in rebuilding are welcome too, he added.

He said the damage caused by Ulysses was comparable to that caused by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.

“Now that we can see the extent [of the damage], we are now requesting for housing materials for those affected and if there will be some volunteers who would like to help maybe in house rebuilding,” Teodoro said during a turn-over of donations on Tuesday.

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