Marcos orders rescue, relief operations in quake-hit province

July 27, 2022 - 11:46 AM
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A 7.0-magnitude earthquake caused damage to many households and establishments in Abra on July 27, 2022. (Photo from Office of Rep. Ching Bernos)

 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has ordered the immediate dispatch of rescue and relief teams to the earthquake-affected province of Abra, his press secretary said on Wednesday.

Marcos will also fly to Abra, the epicenter of a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles told a news conference.

—Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies