Nearly 24 hours after a magnitude 7 earthquake rattled Abra, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology…
PBBM travels to the earthquake-affected Abra
On Thursday, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. traveled to the earthquake-stricken province of Abra to assess the situation of the afflicted people and to inform concerned national and local officials about the situation.
The state-run Radio Television Malacaang’s official Facebook page posted a brief video of Marcos’ visit to Abra (RTVM).
The RTVM posted on Facebook that “President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. flies to Abra today, July 28, 2022.”
According to the RTVM, Marcos wants to personally witness the magnitude of the devastation caused by the strong earthquake that shook Abra on Wednesday morning.
Marcos was accompanied on his trip to Abra by Secretaries Erwin Tulfo (Social Welfare), Benjamin Abalos Jr. (Local Government), Jose Faustino (Defense), and Antonio Lagdameo Jr. (Special Assistant to the President).
As of the time of publication, the situation briefing Marcos presided over in Bangued, Abra, was still going on.
Marcos questioned local officials on the status of the aid provided to earthquake victims during the briefing.
I concur with what we typically do, which is work with the local government to ensure that individuals in need receive help from us. He said, “I agree to what we generally do, which is work together with the local government.”
Marcos ordered the prompt provision of aid to those harmed by the powerful earthquake on Wednesday.
Marcos pledged that the government will assist citizens whose homes were destroyed by the powerful earthquake during a press conference on Wednesday in the afternoon.
In addition, Marcos promised to monitor any potential landslides and aftershocks following the magnitude 7 earthquake.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has tallied a total of 227 aftershocks on Wednesday.
The earthquake was felt throughout the rest of the nation in addition to Abra, including Metro Manila.