Aquino on sleeping inside a tent: It's like boy scout camping-A A +A
Thursday, October 24, 2013
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III said Thursday that his sleeping inside a tent in Bohol reminds him of his days when he was still a boy scout.
Aquino stayed overnight in Loon town, one of the municipalities hardly hit by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake. Since there was no hotel in the place, he slept on a folding bed inside the Philippine Army tent.
"Syempre, medyo parang na-experience natin ulit noong panahon ng boy scout camping," he said when asked what he felt when he slept inside a tent.
Aquino said it was refreshing to stay overnight inside a tent because of the cool wind coming outside.
He said he had to wear a jacket while sleeping.
Like the other people in Loon, he said he also felt the aftershocks at around 3 a.m.
But he allayed fears of the residents there that an earthquake as strong as the magnitude 7.2 would again hit the area.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported to him that the aftershocks would continue for two to three weeks, Aquino said.
He also assured that the government is prepared to do everything to rehabilitate Bohol and bring back to normal the lives of Boholanos.
The President also underscored the need of the people to go back home once an assessment of their houses is made so their lives could return to normal.
Aquino arrived in Bohol Wednesday afternoon to oversee the ongoing relief efforts, assess affected infrastructures and assure the people about safety of going home. (SDR/Sunnex)