WHILE on a three-day state visit in Malaysia, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. remains on the lookout for possible effects of super typhoon Egay in the Philippines as the government readied over P173 million stand-by fund and assured the safety of nearly 40,000 affected families.
“Tuloy-tuloy ang ating pagkilos upang maaksyunan ang maaring pinsalang dulot ng Super Typhoon #EgayPH,” President Marcos said on twitter (@bongbongmarcos), a few hours before the expected landfall of super typhoon Egay over Babuyan Islands or northeastern Cagayan province.
President Marcos said the government has readied over P173 million in standby funds along with some food and non-food items to ensure that food and other supplies will be provided immediately to affected individuals.
The President added that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have already deployed their respective rescue teams.
“Naibalik na rin ang kuryente sa 93.53% ng mga apektadong munisipalidad,” the chief executive added.
Marcos said they have also ensured the safety of around 38,991 families who are affected by Super Typhoon Egay in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Soccsksargen.
The chief executive is on a three-day state visit to Malaysia in a bid to strengthen bilateral relations between the Philippines and Malaysia and to ensure the welfare of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the country. PCO