Statement

On the tail-end of a frontal system in Region V and Region VI


The government continues to provide assistance to families affected by the flooding incidents brought by the tail-end of a frontal system experienced in Region V and Region VI.

A total of P1,584,850.00 worth of assistance has been provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, local government units and private partners to affected families, as of January 7, 2021.

A total of 9 families are inside evacuation centers in Camarines Sur (Region V) while a total of 4,207 families are inside evacuation centers in Negros Occidental (Region VI), as per January 9, 2021 monitoring report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Also, as of January 9, 2021, approximately 1,100 residents have been rescued in flooded barangays in Talisay City and Victorias City in Negros Occidental by the Philippine Coast Guard, PCG Auxiliary, Philippine Army, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Philippine Red Cross, Department of Education, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and the Local Government.