Press Release
October 15, 2013

Statement of Sen. Serge Osmeña on the 7.2 magnitude Visayas earthquake

"I call on the entire nation to pause for a minute of silent prayer for the lives lost in Bohol and Cebu, which suffered the most damages from the 7.2 magnitude tremor that hit the Visayas Islands Tuesday morning.

"Let us also pray for the safety of our fellow Cebuanos and Boholanos, who continue to experience strong aftershocks and who are now without power after the quake triggered a blackout in the affected provinces.

"This is a difficult time for our nation. I appeal to all sectors to set aside their differences and stop the dissonance that has sown discord between and among the Filipino people. Let us work together to bring emergency assistance to the earthquake-hit provinces and to relieve the sufferings of our Visayan brothers and sisters."

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