News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On typhoon Urduja and the threat of weather disturbance

Vital services, such as preparedness and response to disasters or calamities shall continue with their operations even during holidays.

The Department of National Defense, through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and the Office of Civil Defense, in coordination with concerned agencies of the government, is closely monitoring any possible weather disturbance and is working round the clock to render the necessary services.

As for Typhoon Urduja, the Department of Social Welfare and Development has mobilized relief operations to the affected parts of the country. DSWD-OIC Secretary Emmanuel Leyco assured that his agency has a stockpile of 368,000 family food packs worth P223 million, food and non-food items worth P393 million and available standby funds amounting to P245 million.