Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Province
July 29, 2023

“We will provide as much as we can in terms of assistance,” President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. vowed as he assured provincial governments of the Cagayan Valley Region of support in strengthening rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by Super Typhoon ‘Egay’.

In a situation briefing with local government officials in Tuguegarao City, the President assured the Region II provinces of continuous provision of basic needs to the families left displaced due to heavy rains and massive flooding.

Based on reports from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC-2), more than 95,000 individuals or 28,000 families were affected across the Cagayan Valley Region. The typhoon left extensive damages to infrastructure and the agri-fisheries sector, amounting to PhP483 million and PhP774 million, respectively.

Field offices of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region II provided assistance worth PhP2 million and PhP13 million worth of non-food items and financial assistance.

President Marcos Jr. ordered all government agencies involved in relief operations to provide food packs and potable water. This directive also includes the immediate restoration of communication and electricity lines to help normalize operations in the Region.