President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday went to Abra to lead the distribution of relief goods to families affected by the magnitude 7 earthquake that jolted the province on Wednesday.
Aside from distributing relief goods, the president visited hospitals, had briefings with local officials and conducted an aerial inspection of the province.
The president also assured the quake victims of more assistance
“’Yung mga nasa evacuation center, tiniyak natin, tinitiyak natin ni Secretary [Erwin] Tulfo na lahat ng pangangailangan ninyo habang kayo ay nandito pa sa evacuation center ay meron kayong maibigay –– mga pagkain, mga kung ano man ang mga kailangan pa ninyo,” Marcos Jr. said.
“’Yun ang aming tinitiyak, ‘yun ang aming pinagaabalahan na makasiguro tayo na… E natamaan na nga kayo ng lindol, hindi na kayo dagdagan pa ang inyong kahirapan,” he added.
A total of 798 aftershocks have been recorded with magnitudes ranging from 1.5 to 5.4, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
Five deaths have been reported after the Wednesday quake. John Ezekiel J. Hirro