July 28, 2022
MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has ordered the immediate deployment of rescue and relief teams following the powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake that jolted Abra and other parts of Luzon, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Wednesday.
Cruz-Angeles said Marcos is currently coordinating with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
“[Pres. Marcos] also calls on the telcos to provide immediate assistance and free communications to all locations where towers have gone down to keep these communications open,” Cruz-Angeles said.