Tolentino visits quake-hit Abra; here’s what he did

Published August 13, 2022, 1:15 PM

by Mario Casayuran

Senator Francis “Tol” Tolentino visited on Saturday, Aug. 13 the earthquake-hit Abra province following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rocked various parts of Northern Luzon last month.

Tolentino, in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), personally turned over monetary and relief assistance to some 3,000 affected families in the municipalities of Pidigan, Bangued, and Lagangilang.

These towns were among those badly hit by the strong earthquake last July 27.

Abra Governor Dominic Valera joined Tolentino during the distribution of aid and personally thanked the lawmaker for his sincere efforts in helping the quake-hit province get back to its feet.

The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) earlier reported that around 140,000 households in Northern Luzon were badly affected by the July 27 earthquake.

Aside from these towns, Tolentino’s office also facilitated the distribution of relief assistance to more than 2,000 families in the municipalities in Sallapadan and Bucay in Abra, and to another 1,000 households in Bauko, Mountain Province.