Senator Imee Marcos: “Mga antique bell towers ng Bantay [Ilocos Sur] at Laoag nasira, pati Sarrat [at iba pa]. Heritage houses sira, iba natumba.”
SENATOR IMEE MARCOS — The senator said that several heritage houses, bell towers, and main roads in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur were damaged after a magnitude 7 quake rock Abra.
According to a report on GMA News Online, the senator said in a text message to reporters that antique bell towers in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur were damaged.
She added that heritage houses and infrastructure roads were also damaged as well.
“Mga antique bell towers ng Bantay [Ilocos Sur] at Laoag nasira, pati Sarrat [at iba pa]. Heritage houses sira, iba natumba,” the senator said. “Ganun din [infrastructure] roads [including] Kennon, Paraiso Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte- Apayao, pati electrical transformers, lines, etc. kaya may brown out na.“
The senator said in a virtual interview that roads going to nearby provinces are also affected. She added that there were no casualties reported so far, but there are people who were reportedly injured.
Senator Imee also said that she is coordinating with his son, Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc, and other local chief executives in nearby provinces in order to discuss the possibility of a preventive evacuation.
Moreover, the senator said that she is expecting the local government units in the north to declare a “state of calamity” after the recent quake.
In a separate statement, the senator asked the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to monitor any possible aftershocks, storm surges, or tsunami.