Statement of Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos
I extend my deepest condolences to the families of those who have perished after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit several parts of Luzon.
Now is the time for the national government, local government units, and all stakeholders to work hand-in-hand in providing immediate aid to those who were injured and in rehabilitating and reconstructing damaged houses, buildings and other facilities.
LGUs in earthquake-affected areas must conduct thorough inspections of infrastructure, buildings and installations to ensure their safety and structural integrity.
We in Ilocos Norte have been experiencing earthquakes for the past weeks prior to Monday’s strong one.
Constant vigilance and preparedness are key to ensuring disaster resilience and mitigating the adverse impacts of natural disasters.