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MMDA sends team to Abra after massive quake

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has sent a contingent team to help Abra in the wake of the 7 magnitude quake that killed several people and damaged houses in the province.

MMDA officer in charge Baltazar Melgar said the team is composed of personnel from the MMDA’s Road Emergency Group, Metro Parkways Clearing Group, and Public Safety Division, and they would assist in road clearing in the affected areas.

The first 11 personnel left on Wednesday, while the remaining 28 will leave for Abra today.

The deployment of the team is a response to the request of Abra Governor Dominic Valera, said Melgar.

“We will exert our efforts by mobilizing our personnel and other resources to provide immediate assistance to the quake’s victims,” he said.

The MMDA would also send two rapid response vehicles, one ambulance, two generator sets, 15 modular tents, 10 portable water purifiers, and two portable jack hammers to the affected areas.