Senior Officials of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) expressed their sympathy and solidarity with the Philippines in the wake of super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan). Senior Officials urged the Philippines to issue an international appeal for assistance at the earliest possible time. So far, the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK), India, and Hungary have offered their assistance.
The following are based on current available data from the Natural Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) as of November 11, 2013 (6:00 a.m.).
The Mammoth Medical Mission team, based in California equipped with anaesthetic, trauma and surgical equipment and supplies, was transported along with the Team Pilipinas 911, a local medical and rescue team, to Tacloban City yesterday, November 10, on board a Philippine Air Force’ C-130 and Fokker plane.
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio Singson has dispatched DPWH teams from other regions to assist in the clearing operations of national roads and bridges in Eastern Visayas littered with fallen electric posts, trees and other debris brought about by the super typhoon Yolanda.
The Department of Health (DOH) continues its coordination with the regional offices in the Visayas to map-out succeeding steps in response to more immediate needs of super typhoon Yolanda victims.
This is a report from the NDRRMC on government relief and rescue efforts in the wake of typhoon Yolanda, November 11, 2013.
On November 10, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III visited Tacloban and Capiz to oversee relief operations for people affected by typhoon Yolanda. Typhoon Yolanda one of the most powerful storms to hit the Philippines leaving devastation at its wake.
As of November 11, the DSWD has extended free satellite net service to close to 2,000 individuals in areas in Tacloban affected by the supertyphoon. Among those who have used the service are members of the media and NGOs. Said service was made available for our countrymen who wish to contact their loved ones.