MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Friday ordered all appropriate government agencies to respond to the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Mindanao.
The earthquake hit the waters of Sarangani and surrounding areas in the afternoon.
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“The President has directed all relevant government agencies to take immediate action to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected,” said Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil in a message to journalists.
Marcos is still in the United States for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.