Batangas local execs seek more aid after twin quakes

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Posted at Apr 10 2017 01:45 PM | Updated as of Oct 26 2017 11:02 AM

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A state of calamity has been declared in the quake-hit town of Mabini in Batangas, which bore the brunt of Saturday's twin quakes.

Residents remain on edge after dozens of aftershocks rattled the town.

Food, tents, and medicine are being distributed, but local officials are calling for more aid especially construction materials as the quakes damaged several homes and buildings--including hospital and churches.

"Kailangan magrequest na tayo sa DBM ng release. Kausap natin kanina si Sec. Ben Diokno na taga-Taal. Pupunta pa siya dito bukas ng umaga at ng sa ganoon matanggap na niya ito para magkaroon ng immediate release," said Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas.

Local officials said at least three people were injured because of the quakes while hundreds of families were affected.