More troops are coming in as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) deployed today five helicopters coming from the Central Command (CENTCOM) to augment the six helicopters that are already performing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) operations in Tacloban City.
Secretary of Science and Technology Mario Montejo answers questions regarding Typhoon Yolanda, November 12, 2013.
Aside from their rescue, relief, and rehabilitation efforts, AFP and PNP personnel have been restoring and maintaining peace and order in Tacloban City and other affected areas.
The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo received a ¥10 million (approximately P5 million) voluntary cash donation on November 11 from officials of AEON Co. Ltd as humanitarian assistance for those affected by typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines.
The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo received a ¥1 million (approximately P500 thousand) voluntary cash donation on November 11 from officials of Keidanren as humanitarian assistance for those affected by typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development team in Tacloban established a free satellite internet service in front of Tacloban City Hall last Saturday, to help Taclobanons get in contact with their loved ones. As of 12:00 noon today, November 12, the DSWD satellite internet service has served 3,400 persons.
This is the report made on November 12, 2013, by the National Risk Reduction and Management Council on the effects of typhoon Yolanda.
The Department of Budget and Management has been moving funds to address the urgent need for disaster relief in all typhoon #YolandaPH-stricken areas. As of end-October, the President’s Social Fund has a balance of P6.4 billion, while P16.6 billion in government savings are still available. The government can readily tap these fund sources, in addition to the P1.08 billion in Quick Relief Funds (QRFs) that are now being mobilized to facilitate the delivery of immediate aid to all typhoon victims. Furthermore, there are also P1.28 billion in Calamity Funds and another P824 million in Contingency Funds at the government’s disposal.
The average family food pack provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda contains 6 kg of rice, 8 sachets of coffee, 8 packs of instant noodles, and 6 canned goods.
Updates from the Armed Forces of the Philippines on their operations for relief and rehabilitation efforts for areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda as of November 12, 2013 (1:00 p.m.)