On Tropical Storm Auring

We are closely monitoring Tropical Storm “AURING” and the communities on its track. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and line government agencies have been providing relief and assistance to those affected.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has relief stockpiles and standby funds amounting to P1,204,692,327.12 in its Central Office, Field Offices and National Resource Operations Center.

The Department of Health, meanwhile, has prepositioned a total of P19,508,368.70 worth of medicines, medical supplies, health kits in its Centers for Health Development.

The Philippine Coast Guard has sent its deployable response groups (DRGs) in affected areas to assist in evacuation and /or rescue operations in coordination with the concerned local government units.

We ask the public, especially residents of affected areas, to remain vigilant, be prepared and ready for possible evacuation in case their local authorities advise them to do so as a precautionary measure. We likewise urge everyone to regularly check the latest weather advisories and other information related to Tropical Storm “AURING.”