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PBBM extends gov’t aid to Ilocos provinces affected by ST Egay

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte (PIA) – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. led the turnover of financial assistance to the four provinces of Ilocos Region and the towns of Ilocos Norte affected by Super Typhoon Egay on Saturday, July 29.

The province of Ilocos Norte received P20,000,000 while the provinces of Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan received P15,000,000 each.

Meanwhile, the 21 municipalities of Ilocos Norte received P2,000,000 each while the cities of Laoag and Batac each received P3,000,000 to help with their recovery from the typhoon.

The assistance came from the Office of the President’s Socio-Civic Projects Fund.

President Marcos also presided over a situation briefing earlier attended by Senator Imee Marcos, the local government officials, and heads of different agencies from the Ilocos Region for updates regarding the effects and aftermath brought by Super Typhoon Egay.


As part of his marching orders, the President instructs a whole-of-government approach in addressing the effects of the super typhoon throughout Northern Luzon while ensuring the safety of the people and rehabilitation of areas affected by the onslaught.

During the situation briefing, Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc said that Egay left an initial of P3.2 billion in damages to infrastructure and agriculture.

On the other hand, Ilocos Sur Governor Jeremias Singson said that Egay left more than P1.2 billion in damages to infrastructure, agri-fishery, and livestock.

For La Union, Governor Raphaelle Ortega-David said their initial report of damages has reached P37 million for agriculture and infrastructure damages.

Pangasinan Vice Governor Mark Ronald Lambino, who represented Governor Ramon Guico III, reported an initial of P103 million in damages to infrastructure, agriculture, and livestock.

The damages reported forced various local government units (LGUs) to declare a state of calamity in the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and Dagupan City in Pangasinan.

Aside from financial assistance, generator sets were also turned over to the first and second congressional district offices to address the electricity needs of the residents as the power is still being restored in the province.

As of 3:00 p.m. on July 29, a total of 182 barangays or 32.56 percent of the province’s electricity has been restored. (JCR/AMB/EJFG, PIA Ilocos Norte)

Governors and mayors from the provinces of Region 1 receive their calamity assistance from the Office of the President’s Socio-Civic Projects Fund to help them recover from the damages of Super Typhoon Egay. (Courtesy: Radyo Pilipinas - Laoag City)

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