BAGUIO CITY(July 27, 2022)—-Social welfare chief Erwin Tulfo immediately flew to Abra province to oversee government aid and assistance operations after the 7.3 magnitude tremblor that shook the province and the rest of the Northern provinces at 8:43 AM Tuesday.
Speaking with Abra governor Dominic Valera, VGov. Ma. Jocelyn Valera, former Rep. JB Bernos, and other officials, Tulfo assured there is a P6M available funds for the province while over 2,000 family food packs are ready for distribution for the earthquake victims. An additional 5,000 more food packs are expected to arrive anytime in the province, Tulfo said.
All 27 towns in Abra are affected according to provincial disaster officials while initial data said there is a single reported casualty, 64 injured and 25 families have to flee their homes damaged by the tremblor.
At least two major bridges— Manabo in Manabo town and Calaba in Bangued, the province’s capital — were damaged as well as more than 20 government installations were reportedly damaged because of the jolt.
At least 7 towns— Bucloc, Daguioman, Malibcong, Manabo, Pidigan, and Tineg— suffered landslides along their road systems and mountainside locations.
Four northern towns— Tubo, Daguioman, Bucloc, and Lacub remain isolated.
Artemio A. Dumlao