Queen Elizabeth II (Yui Mok/PA via AP); President Rodrigo Duterte (Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo)
UK’s Queen Elizabeth II reached out to President Rodrigo Duterte after the Philippines was battered by Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut).
The official website of The Royal Family made the message public on Tuesday, three days after Ompong hit Northern Luzon.
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation caused by Typhoon Mangkhut,” the royal wrote to Duterte. “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,” her letter ended.
Based on a previous report by Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Ompong left 82 dead as recorded by the Philippine National Police. Meanwhile, the Department of Public Works and Highways said that the typhoon damaged roads at the cost of P2.3 billion, with some still impassable. /ra
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Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong
Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.
Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.
Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, [email protected] and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, [email protected]
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