Bangued, Abra
July 29, 2023

“Kaya kami nandito para tiyakin na maayos ang takbo at magbigay ng instruction para maging maliwanag kung ano ‘yung dapat nating gawin,” President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. assured when he visited and assessed the situation of Filipinos affected by the onslaught of Super Typhoon ‘Egay’ in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) during the distribution of government assistance in Bangued, Abra.

As part of the Administration’s efforts to help residents affected by the recent calamity, the President instructed all concerned government agencies to expedite rehabilitation and disaster response in the Region that experienced the most damage in terms of livelihood, agriculture, housing and infrastructure, among others.

President Marcos Jr. distributed various forms of assistance, including food packs and cash assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and agricultural assistance to farmers from the Department of Agriculture (DA). Likewise, the Office of the President (OP) provided additional cash assistance to the local government units (LGUs) under CAR.

He ordered government agencies to ensure the provision of basic needs to all the victims such as food packs, water supply, housing materials and health care, as well as power and communication restoration.

“Kaya’t palagay ko sa lalong madaling panahon maibabalik na natin ang lahat ng mga serbisyo na kinakailangan. So, dahan-dahan. Basta magiging maayos,” the Chief Executive said.

CAR is one of the regions in Northern Luzon severely affected by the onslaught of Super Typhoon ‘Egay’. Due to heavy rains and massive flooding, the calamity displaced more than 49,000 families and caused extensive damage to the agricultural sector amounting to PhP90.8 million that affected 3,000 farmers.