MANILA, Philippines – Vice President and Secretary of Education Sara Duterte has expressed her heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Sarangani, Davao Occidental on November 17.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Duterte said she visited a funeral in the area where the remains of a mother and her child currently rest.
“I went to Ladera Funeral Homes in Glan, Sarangani Province to visit the remains of a mother and daughter who died in a landslide that occurred at their home in Barangay Mudan, Sarangani Province,” she said.
(I went to Ladera Funeral Homes in Glan, Sarangani, to visit the remains of a mother and her daughter who died in a landslide that buried their house in Barangay Mudan, Sarangani.)
“I offer my sincerest condolences to the mourning families of those who lost their lives,” Duterte added.
(I offer my sincere condolences to the mourning family of those who died.)
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She also checked the condition of two injured people who are recovering at Saranggani Provincial Hospital.
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Duterte, as the protector of the country, also expressed his condolences to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. families affected by the tragedy.
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Marcos is in the United States for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.
He is currently in Hawaii visiting the Filipino community and his old friends in the state, who he says were “the people who kept them alive for six years” since 1986, after his father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos senior, was removed from power in Malacanang.