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    VP Sara offers her thoughts and prayers to fellow Filipinos who perished because of Typhoon Paeng

    My thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Filipinos who perished because of Typhoon Paeng and the thousands of families left homeless or displaced as it ravaged many parts of the country.

    The initial assessment of the extent of the devastation left by Paeng is already profoundly disheartening, and recovery is expected to be a heavy undertaking — but the Marcos administration’s priority now is to provide immediate assistance to affected families.

    Rest assured that government institutions and Local Government Units are working nonstop and leading emergency operations in response to the crisis brought on by Typhoon Paeng.

    Mag-ingat po tayong lahat.

    Daghang salamat.

    Sara Z. Duterte
    Vice President of the Philippines
    Secretary of the Department of Education
    October 29, 2022

    Posted in VP Sara - Statements on Oct 29, 2022