PBBM conducts aerial inspection of ‘Paeng’-hit Maguindanao

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (third from left) conducting an aerial inspection of Maguindanao province on Tuesday, 1 November, accompanied by Governor Bai Mariam S. Mangudadatu, Public Works and Highways Secretary Manuel Bonoan, and Social Welfare Secretary Erwin Tulfo. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Press Secretary)

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday morning led an aerial inspection over Maguindanao, one of the provinces hardest hit by Severe Tropical Storm “Paeng” over the weekend.

Marcos then presided over a situation briefing with officials of Maguindanao del Norte, Maguindanao del Sur, and other local executives in Datu Odin Sinsuat.

Marcos has called on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and other government agencies to scale up search and rescue operations in the province as well as relief distribution in areas hit by the storm.

BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim has placed the entire region under a state of calamity.

In Maguindanao alone, authorities have so far recorded 52 casualties and 13 missing individuals as of 6 p.m. on 31 October.

The President will also lead the distribution of goods and financial assistance to families affected by the storm.

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