Thursday, September 20, 2018

Britain's Queen Elizabeth condoles thru a heart-warming letter to President Duterte



Queen Elizabeth and President Rodrigo Duterte. Image credit to YouTube/Innovation Philippines
Queen Elizabeth II, sent a message to the Philippines after the queen of United Kingdom learned the aftermath of super typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) which mostly residence of North Luzon was hit during the weekend. 


Image credit to www.wthr.com
Cagayan which was the province reported to be the eye of the typhoon was helped by LGUs and just recently reported Itogon, Benguet where some resident and families was buried alive due to mining issues was reported missing and increasing in number of deaths with its continuous retrieval operation. 

According to the message sent to President Rodrigo Duterte last September 18, Queen Elizabeth together with his husband Prince Philip condoles to the families mostly affected by the Typhoon Mangkhut.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Image credit to Bombo Radyo
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation caused by Typhoon Mangkhut. Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to all the victims, to those who have lost loved ones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed."


“My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by these tragedies." 


Rescuers carry a body from the site where dozens of people are believed to have been buried by a landslide triggered by heavy rains during Typhoon Ompong. Image and caption credit to CBCPNews
President Rodrigo Duterte meets families of Itogon, Benguet landslide. Image credit to Facebook/Manny Pinol
Meanwhile, according to DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano many countries already sent humanitarian assistance to the victims such as Australia, France, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council earlier said that the number reported already increased to 1.43 million and at least 139,609 outside and inside evacuation centers. 

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Source: PNA