By Junex Doronio
October 27, 2022
MANILA — Like the proverbial faster than lightning, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under Secretary Erwin Tulfo has quickly rushed to Abra province and extended humanitarian aid to the victims of Tuesday’s earthquake amounting to P197,988.25 from the P1.4 billion worth of relief resources consisting of a standby fund and food stock.
Reports said about 64,000 families were affected and 44 people were injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolted Abra province on Tuesday night, October 25.
The DSWD said the number of houses damaged by the earthquake was pegged at 1,821, including 8 totally damaged and 1,813 partially damaged houses.
On the other hand, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that of the total injured, 12 were from Region 1 (Ilocos) and 32 were from the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR). (ai/mtvn)