Malacanang Palace is thankful that Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas was not hurt in a motorcycle accident while on his way to Dolores, Eastern Samar from Borongan. The said route is approximately 65-kilometer drive.
Let us not give color. We are thankful Secretary Mar was not hurt, Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.
She noted that the route is still undergoing clearing operations. “The mode of transportation (motorcycle) is the only way to be able to move forward.”
The photo of Secretary Mar in a downed motorcycle caught the attention of Filipinos online. Some were questioning why Roxas is not wearing a helmet. However, many lauded him for his commitment to duty.
The incident occurred Sunday, December 7 while Roxas is doing rounds in areas affected by typhoon Ruby, internationally known as Hagupit.