On Tropical Depression Vicky

The Chief Executive continues to monitor Tropical Depression Vicky as concerned agencies of the government assist areas that are in the track of “Vicky” and provide rescue and relief operations to affected residents.

We laud the local government units (LGUs) of the affected areas for their timely pro-active preparation as well as their readiness in responding to the effects of the TD Vicky in their localities.

As of December 18, 2020, 6PM, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Office (CO), Field Offices (FOs), and National Resource Operations Center (NROC) have stockpiles and standby funds amounting to ₱779,958,349.25, including a total of 230,191 family food packs (FFPs).

The Department of Health (DOH) meanwhile prepositioned drugs and medicines in affected regional and provincial DOH offices. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) prepositioned teams are now on scene already conducting clearing operations.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has already deployed 1,590 Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel, as of December 19, 2020 6AM.

We ask the public, especially those living in the affected areas to stay calm, remain vigilant and be ready to evacuate in case local authorities advise them to do so. Regularly monitor government advisories and weather updates for more information.