LOOK: Duterte, Go do aerial inspection of quake-hit Batanes
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday visited Batanes following the twin quakes that hit the province on Saturday morning.
The President, accompanied by Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go and Gov. Marilou Cayco, conducted an aerial inspection on a helicopter of the town of Itbayat, the town hardest hit by the quakes.
The President was briefed on the situation and status of assistance provided to the affected residents.
During the briefing, the President also ordered authorities to ensure that supply lines in quake-hit Batanes would be restored to make sure nobody gets hungry.
A magnitude 5.4 hit the town at 4:16 a.m. on Saturday and was followed by a stronger magnitude 5.9 quake at 7:37 a.m.
As of this writing, eight people were reported dead and at least 60 people were injured, with one still missing.
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