4 months Itbayat needs new warehouse, pier, runway; House launches fund drive for quake victims MB
By Martin Sadongdong and Ben Rosario The construction of a supply warehouse, pier, and runway in Itbayat, Batanes, will be among the improvements that will be undertaken by the national government after the deadly twin quakes in the area exposed the challenges faced by authorities in responding to the most remote areas in the country during disasters and calamities, officials said Tuesday. Damaged house lie in Itbayat town, Batanes islands, on Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Agnes Salengua Nico via AP FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana admitted that the disaster response of the national government to the ... more