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PBBM assures gov’t assistance ready for typhoon Egay victims
PBBM assures gov’t assistance ready for typhoon Egay victims
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PBBM assures gov’t assistance ready for typhoon Egay victims
by Daylight Abas26 July 2023
Photo courtesy: Presidential Communications Office

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., who is on a three-day state visit in Malaysia, is keeping an eye out for the consequences of super typhoon Egay in the Philippines as the government prepares a P173 million stand-by fund and assures the safety of over 40,000 impacted people.

Marcos stated that the government has prepared approximately P173 million in standby cash, as well as certain food and non-food goods, to ensure that food and other supplies are delivered to impacted individuals as soon as possible.

"Nakahanda na ang mahigit PHP 173M na stand-by funds at ang food at non-food items, at nakadeploy na rin ang search, rescue, and retrieval personnel mula sa ating Armed Forces, Bureau of Fire Protection, at Coast Guard. Naibalik na rin ang kuryente sa 93.53% ng mga apektadong munisipalidad," read in his tweet.

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have already sent their respective rescue teams, according to the chief executive.

Marcos also stated that they have assured the safety of approximately 38,991 families in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and SOCCSKSARGEN affected by Super Typhoon Egay.

Meanwhile, the President is in Malaysia for a three-day state visit to promote bilateral relations between the Philippines and Malaysia and to protect the welfare of the country's overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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