Philippine president orders rescue, relief operations in quake-hit province

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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has ordered the immediate dispatch of rescue and relief teams to the earthquake-affected province of Abra, his press secretary said on Wednesday.

Marcos will also fly to Abra, the epicentre of a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles told a news conference.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies)