Malacañang: Gov’t monitoring effects of Luzon quake

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The Philippine government, via the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), is thoroughly monitoring the situation after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Zambales and affected other parts of Luzon.

“We assure our people that concerned agencies of the government are already responding and assisting those in troubled conditions and shall continue to do so for as long as necessary,” said Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

Panelo added that responders from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Office of Civil Defense, Philippine National Police, and affected local government units, and other related agencies, are cooperating and coordinating in serving the people affected.

He added that the Departments of Transportation and Energy are on full alert to discourse issues on disruption of transportation services and power supply.

“We ask the public to remain calm but vigilant and we urge them to refrain from spreading disinformation in social media that may cause undue alarm, panic and stress to many people. We call upon our citizens’ innate bayanihan spirit and request their cooperation, patience and understanding in this time of need,” he concluded.

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