President Rodrigo Duterte conducted an aerial inspection in Batanes with Senator Bong Go and Batanes Governor Marilou Cayco on July 28. This is after a twin earthquakes hit the northern part of the country.
The President also led a situation briefing in Basco, Batanes with local and national government officials. The Office of the President will be providing 40 million pesos to the local government.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo earlier said the national government has ordered all concerned departments to mobilize and render immediate assistance to those affected.
“The Palace offers its deep condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones during the earthquakes that hit Batanes. We send our sincerest prayers for the fast and speedy recovery of those who were injured,” Panelo said.