By Analou De Vera
Batanes Bishop Danilo Ulep asked the public to pray for those people who were affected by the twin earthquakes that struck the province on Saturday.
The prelate said that they are continuously monitoring the situation in the different areas in Batanes that were affected by the earthquake.
“We are trying to find a way including my priest how to get there [Itbayat] to monitor, hopefully the government and the military will be able to send some rescue mission in Itbayat kasi ang problema ang pagpunta doon right now,” said Ulep in an interview over Radio Veritas.
Ulep added that they are still collecting information on the scale of damage in the affected areas, particularly the church in Itbayat.
The prelate said that he prays that the Lord grants the affected residents with strength, most especially those who have lost their loved ones.
Eight people were reportedly killed while scores were injured when the twin earthquakes hit Batanes.