Malacañang assured the public that the government is on top of the situation and ready to respond anywhere and anytime in light of another strong earthquake that hit Eastern Samar yesterday afternoon.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said, “concerned disaster agencies of the government, including those involved in the provision of basic and health services, are now working round the clock to ensure government service delivery remains unhampered.”

Meanwhile, Panello called on all local government executives to be on standby and set aside politics for the time being and let the true spirit of unity, cooperation and humanitarianism prevail.