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Marcos orders rescue, relief operations in quake-hit Abra province

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PHILIPPINE STAR/ KRIZ JOHN ROSALES

MANILA – Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has ordered the immediate dispatch of rescue and relief teams to the earthquake-affected province of Abra, his press secretary said on Wednesday.

Marcos will also fly to Abra, the epicentre of a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles told a news conference.  — Reuters