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.
This is the report made by the National Risk Reduction and Management Council and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration on the effects of typhoon Yolanda.
Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has called on local government officials to conduct preemptive evacuation in low-lying and landslide-prone areas in Bohol, Cebu and Southern Leyte as yet another typhoon has entered the country.
At 3:20 p.m. today, LC551 or BRP Bacolod City docked at Tacloban City Pier from Dapitan City with 140 tons of assorted sacks of relief items and mineral water from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, GMA, and Philippine National Red Cross.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is appealing to all civilians affected by typhoon Yolanda to cooperate with government authorities particularly the Philippine National Police and Department of Interior and Local Government in their efforts to restore order amidst ongoing rescue, relief, and rehabilitation operations.