Bongbong Marcos says PH ready to help Morocco recover from quake
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the Philippines is ready to assist Morocco in its recovery efforts following the devastating earthquake that killed at least 2,800 people.
In a social media post on Tuesday, Marcos expressed solidarity with the Moroccans and offered prayers to affected families.
“The Philippines is ready to offer assistance and any support that may be needed for the swift recovery of your nation. We have faith in the strength and resilience of the Moroccan people to unite and rebuild in the face of such adversity,” he said.
“The Filipino people are deeply saddened to learn of the devastating 6.8-magnitude earthquake that has tragically claimed over 2,000 lives in Morocco. We stand in grief and solidarity with you, and our prayers go to the families affected by this tragedy,” he added.
The Department of Foreign Affairs earlier said that while an estimated 4,600 Filipinos reside in Morocco, none were reported hurt and none have requested repatriation.
A powerful quake hit Morroco’s High Atlas mountains late on Friday, September 8, sending people racing from their beds into the streets and toppling buildings in mountainous villages and ancient cities.
The temblor was considered the strongest in Morocco in more than a century.
On Sunday, an aftershock rattled Moroccans as they prayed for victims.
The United Nations estimated that 300,000 people were affected by the mighty 6.8-magnitude quake.