Statement

On Tropical Storm Dante


We continue to monitor Tropical Storm Dante as it moves northwestward towards the southwestern portion of Batangas- northeastern portion of Oriental Mindoro, according to the latest bulletin of PAGASA.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has conducted a pre-disaster risk assessment for Dante on May 31, 2021 and had consequently issued the necessary warnings and reminders to the Local Government Units on the implementation of preparedness activities and pre-emptive evacuation of communities in hazard-prone areas.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) currently has a total standby funds amounting to P1.105-B, including P113-M worth of 222,382 family food packs.

The deployable response groups of the Philippine Coast Guard, meanwhile, have been assisting in evacuation and/or rescue operations in flooded areas.

Clearing operations to severely affected areas have likewise been conducted.

The safety of everyone remains our main concern. Let us therefore remain alert and vigilant, and cooperate with authorities while observing the minimum public health standards against COVID-19 during this storm.