Statement

On Typhoon Ulysses


Concerned departments and agencies of the Executive are now working to provide relief, rescue and assistance to those affected by Typhoon Ulysses.

The Philippine National Police already deployed 3,261 Search and Rescue personnel in anticipation of Typhoon Ulysses, including 291 from NCRPO, as of November 8, 2020, 10AM.

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel, on the other hand, were deployed in various areas such as in Cavite, Manila, Marikina, Montalban and Rodriguez in Rizal to aid local government units in their respective rescue and relief operations.

The DSWD Central Office (CO), Field Offices (FOs), and National Resource Operations Center (NROC) have more than P800-M worth of stockpiles and standby funds. Standby funds of more than P226-M with more than P184-M available for Quick Response Fund in the CO. There are stockpiles composed of more than 282,000 Family Food Packs (FFPs) amounting to more than P130-M, other food items amounting to more than P177-M and non-food items amounting to more than P271-M.

To ensure safety of passengers, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), suspended all flight operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) beginning midnight until 6AM of November 12. As of 8:00 PM of November 11, 2020, the DOTr, through the Philippine Coast Guard, declared No Sail Policy in 24 provinces for all types of vessels. Forty (40) ports have suspended operations, as of November 11, 2020, 9:30PM. On the other hand, the EDSA Busway operations and railway operations of MRT-3, LRT-1, LRT-2 and PNR are suspended today, 12 November.

Let us help one another and demonstrate the Filipino bayanihan spirit in this time of need. Together, we will overcome and recover.