Friday, November 22, 2013

NDRRMC Situation Report on the effects of typhoon Yolanda, November 20, 2013 (6:00 a.m.)

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NDRRMC Situation Report on the effects of typhoon Yolanda, November 20, 2013 (6:00 a.m.)

From the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council


4,011 dead
18,557 injured
1,602 missing

Number of affected areas

10,718 barangays in 44 provinces, 574 municipalities and 57 cities of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and Caraga.

Evacuation centers

A total of 85,652 families (398,377 persons) are being served inside 1,526 evacuation centers. While 844,241 families (4,002,320 persons) who are not in evacuation centers, are also being served.

Damaged houses

There are currently 648,160 damaged houses (323,454 totally / 324,706 partially) tallied in 
the affected provinces.


As of 6:00 p.m., November 13, 2013 all bridges and roads that were previously affected are now passable.


Operations in Tacloban airport are still limited.
As of November 13, all airports under CAAP control are now operational.

Cost of damages

A total of P12,238,957,467.92 worth of damages (P1,791,321,615 to infrastructure and P10,447,635,852.92 to agriculture) were reported in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, and Caraga.

In agriculture, a total of P4,863,059,634.86 in value of various crops was affected
Cost of damage to livestock P2,181,694,741
Cost of damage to fisheries P1,981,227,277.06
Cost of damage to irrigation facilities amounted to P212,700,000
Cost of damage to agricultural infrastructure P1,208,954,200

Power interruptions

Power outage is being experienced on various areas in the following provinces:
Palawan (4 towns unrestored)
Mindoro (9 towns unrestored)
Masbate (1 town unrestored)
Aklan (16 towns unrestored)
Antique (5 towns unrestored)
Iloilo (15 towns unrestored)
Capiz (17 towns unrestored)
Negros Occidental (4 towns unrestored)
Cebu (8 towns unrestored)
Bohol (37 towns unrestored)
All in Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar
Based on NGCP’s latest inspection, 566 transmission towers and poles are either leaning or toppled and 7 substations are affected which remained unenergized

Water supply

Municipality of Barbaza, Antique, and some municipalities/cities in Capiz and Iloilo, still do not have water supply.
Water supply in areas of Leyte (17 towns, 2 cities) and Western Samar (3 towns,1 city) has been restored.
Several towns have access to water through a diesel-powered / electric-powered pump.


As of November 16, 2013, Globe, Sun Cellular, Smart, and Talk N’ Text Services have been restored in the following provinces:
Province % with service
Smart and Sun Globe
Aklan 83% 56%
Antique 94% 56%
Biliran 38% no info given
Bohol 100% 92%
Capiz 65% 18%
Cebu 100% 85%
Eastern Samar 14% no info given
Guimaras 100% 80%
Iloilo 91% 73%
Leyte 53% 19%
Negros Occidental 94% 97%
Negros Oriental 100% 96%
Northern Samar 95% 25%
Samar 81% 33%
Southern Leyte 100% 82%
Palawan 100% no info given
Total 85% 57% 

State of Calamity

Presidential Proclamation No. 682 dated November 11, 2013, Declaring A State of National Calamity in Samar provinces, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, and Palawan.

Cost of Assistance

A total of P387,286,801.31 worth of relief assistance was provided to affected families in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VII, X, XI, and Caraga:

DSWD (P284,748,266.22)
DOH (P21,938,967,28)
LGUs (P43,631,599.27)
NGOs (P36,967,968.54)

Prepositioned and deployed assets
A total of 33,233 personnel, 1,320 vehicles, 107 sea crafts, 163 aircrafts, and other assets / equipment from National and Local Agencies, Responders and Volunteer Organizations were deployed to strategic areas to facilitate response and relief operations.

NDRRMC report on actions taken by the government in the wake of typhoon Yolanda as of November 22, 2013 (6:00 a.m.)

From the National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council

In anticipation of the influx of donations from international community (countries and organizations) after the declaration of national state of calamity, NDRRMC activated “One-Stop Shop” on November 12, 2013, to facilitate the acceptance of the said donations

As of November 20, 2013 a total of 987,423 food packs have been delivered in two areas covered by the three logistics hubs.
As of November 20, 2013, Task Force Clearing and Cleaning reported that approximately 41% of the total debris in Tacloban City has been cleared

Memorandum Order No. 60 is formulated wherein:
Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima is designated as the over-all coordinator for the preparation of all relief packs/goods prior to their distribution to the affected localities
Director General Emmanuel Joel Villanueva of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is designated as co-coordinator
Secretary of Transportation and Communication Joseph Emilio Abaya is designated as coordinator for all transportation and other logistical needs in connection with the distribution of relief packs/goods

All other departments, agencies, bureaus, and offices of the Government are ordered to coordinate with the said officials on any matter related to the relief and recovery efforts on the affected areas

In anticipation of the influx of donations from international community (countries and organizations) after the declaration of national state of calamity, NDRRMC activated “One-Stop Shop” on November 12, 2013, to facilitate the acceptance of the said donations

NDRRMC Operations Center

At 2:00 p.m., November 8, 2013, conducted press briefing at the NDRRMC Conference Room re the effects of Typhoon” Yolanda”

At 10:00 a.m., November 9, 2013, conducted press briefing at the NDRRMC Conference Room re updates on the effects of Typhoon “Yolanda”

At 3:30 p.m., a closed-door meeting, presided by President Benigno S. Aquino III, was held at the NDRRMC Conference Room, Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo

At 10:00 a.m., November 10, 2013, a meeting among the Technical Management Group was held at the NDRRMC Conference Room

 At 4:00 p.m., November 10, 2013, NDRRMC Member Agencies convened for a closed-door meeting which was presided by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa. After which, a press conference was held at the NDRRMC at around 7:00 p.m.

On or about 8:00 p.m., November 10, 2013, another closed-door meeting, presided by President Benigno S. Aquino III, was held

At 10:00 a.m., November 15, 2013, NDRRMC Member Agencies convened for a closed-door meeting which was presided over by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa. After which, a press conference was held at NDRRMC at around 4:00 p.m.


Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) is in close coordination with DSWD-FOs for significant reports caused by the weather disturbance; issued a memorandum for all FOs to submit their respective disaster preparedness plans

Donation Management

Established Donations’ Desks at National and Regional level
Established partnership with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arms of private companies (i.e. 7-Eleven. LBC. PAL Foundation, etc.) as drop-off points for donations in-kind
Facilitated foreign donations under PMO 36

DSWD Donation Accounts:

Local: Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Batasan Branch, Quezon City (Current Account # 3122-1011 -84);
Foreign: LBP, Batasan Branch, Quezon City (Savings Account # 3124-0055-81)


Requested LGUs to prepare profile of families and determine the number of living in the areas at risk
Placed SWAD teams on stand-by alert to monitor their respective AOR


Transported 5,000 family food packs to Coron, Palawan thru 2Go Shipping Lines
Provided 1,000 family food packs to Busuanga and 1,792 to Coron
Repacking of 10,000 food packs for the region is still on-going
Alerted all Social Welfare and Development Teams and Quick Response Teams in their respective provinces


Identified a total of 10,974 families with 54,795 persons 2,149 of which were stranded passengers affected Served as a satellite repacking center.

Conducted CISD / Psychosocial Services to ten individuals at the Redemptorist Church Evac Center and Rizal Central School Evacuation Center Provided technical a sistance to DSWD VIIJ staff at said evacuation center regarding reporting on relief goods and other related matters Coordinated with assigned DSWD VIII deployed staff both at Redemptorist Church and Rizal Central School’ regardingl evacuees who are abandoned and homeless elderly and children with parents Who died during Typhoon Yolanda. The orphaned children will be transferred to an institution in Cebu run by the Missionaries of the Poor.


Reactivated Quick Response Team (QRT)
Conducted relief operations in the Province of Capiz on November 10, 2013


Provided/undertook the following to support 628 families (or 2,460 persons) who arrived from Leyte and Samar at the Villamor Air Base, Pasay City:

Referral for medical attention to the East Avenue Medical Center, National Kidney Institute, Rizal Memorial Center, V. Luna Hospital, and Jose Rizal University Hospital;
“Libreng Tawag” to facilitate communication between these families and their relatives; free transportation thru “Oplan Hatid”;

Debriefing sessions with volunteer counselors from Ateneo de Manila University; and food packs

Continuously deploys internal staff, Pantawid Pamilya and ISF staff in Lakambini Gym of Philippine Air Force, Villamor Airbase to assist the affected families arriving from Leyte and Samar, and ensures continuous repacking of relief goods In the National Resource Augmentation Center (NROC).



Activated District Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Teams to monitor national roads and bridges
Marinduque Engineering District conducted assessment on structural integrity of schools in Marinduque

Road Clearing Operation Teams conducted road clearing along National Highways temporarily obscured/disrupted
Conducting on-going repair of damaged infrastructure

Dispatched personnel for clearing operations in Cebu City
Conducting on-going clearing, cleaning, and repair of damaged infrastructure

Provided augmentation of equipment and manpower in the region
Identified site for the construction of bunk houses for the affected population
Construction of bunk houses will commence on November 18, 2013

DSWD Caraga
Notified contractors regarding the conditions of detour road of Padog, Navarro Bridge II and Cabongbongan Bridge III and advised to extend assistance to the motorists and other travelling public; requested to require their contractors to install safety signages on on-going project sites
Conducting on-going clearing, cleaning, and repair of damaged infrastructure

As of November 10, 2013, Sec. Enrique Ona went to Tacloban together with Asec. Enrique Tayag, Usec Janette Garin, Dr, Jaime Lagahid to conduct assessment and identified needs in the affected areas of Tacloban. A total of 50,000 caps of Doxycyline, 500 ATS, 150 Tetanus Toxoid, Ointments and 4 Campolas was with them to be used in the affected areas

Established an advanced action center in Cebu and in Calbayog City, Western Samar

Metro Manila Hospitals:
Augmented with EVRMC in keeping the institution operational. 24 hours duty for the doctors and morning duty for nurses. 24 hours duty for nurses is only for the emergency room

Meeting with foreign organizations and other agencies. Continuous distribution of prophylaxis for leptospirosis

Cleaning of some areas of the hospital such as operating room. Most of the areas of the ground floor of EVRMC have access to generator. Some supplies were replenished. Attended and participated in meeting with the health sector group, foreign organizations and other local health organizations

Conducted orientation of teams which are going to be deployed in Eastern Visayas
Rapid Health Assessment and Management of the Dead Team deployed on November 19, 2013

DOH Central Office Team divided into four groups to give measles vaccination to the following evacuation centers of Tacloban City: TEC Convention, Rizal Central School, San Fernando Elementary School, Panalaron Central School, Eastern Visayas State University, Nipa Hat and Leong Terminal.

DOH Central Office Team divided into groups as per coordination with Dir. Llacuna and was deployed in Palo, Tanuan, Guiuan, Abuyog, Mc Arthur, OCD – Eastern Visayas and Tacloban City Airport

A total of seven municipalities were visited last Nov. 15 and two (2) municipalities visited in November 16, 2013, and started vaccination to evacuation centers visited (52 children were given measles vaccination, 50 individuals were also given tetanus toxoid vaccination, 24 children were given vitamin A supplementation), conducted medical consultations to 202 individuals, and provided psychosocial services to 103 individuals
Coordinated deployment of local and foreign volunteers

Deployed 32 members Composite Team (Public Health, Technical, and Surveillance) to Tacloban City

Coordinated transferring of patients from Air force General Hospital and DOH Medical team deployed to Villamor Airbase to DOH-Retained hospitals in Cebu and Metro Manila
Health cluster meeting presided by Sec. Ona at the office of the secretary
Dr. Arnel Z. Rivera attended the meeting on “one stop shop” and response update to Yolanda in NDRRMC

Response Planning meeting conducted at Duque Hall, DOH compound (11/10/2013) with Usec. Teodoro Herbosa, Dir. Carmencita Banatin, DOH Metro Manila Hospital, some CHD director and representative from international partner Dr. Arnel Rivera attended the press conference that was held at NDRRMC together with the different government agencies to present the status of the affected areas and plans of action/response to the affected areas. Likewise, an Execom meeting at NKTI was held and presided by Sec. Enrique Ona together with Asec. Enrique Tayag, Asec Roland Cortez, Asec Paulyn Ubial, Usec Teodoro Herbosa, Dr. Jaime Lagahid and Dr. Carmencita Banatin
A total of 2800 cadaver bags were given to CHD VII and VIII

Provided medical assistance worth P1,157,504.95 in form of medicines, drugs, surgical instruments and financial assistance to different hospitals and health offices in the region
Coordinated with Delpan Petroleum for the purchase of 6 drums of diesel worth P57,551
Augmented P500,000 as funds for Culion Sanitarium, and P1,000,000 for Ospital ng Palawan

Established command center at Catbalogan

Conducted RHA in 6 provinces of Region VI

Sent RHA team to Northern part of Cebu Province and ocular survey was done in Danao City, Bogo City, Daanbantayan, Medellin, and Sogod
Facilitated the deployment of international and local teams in the Northern part of Cebu

Augmented assorted drugs and medicines to Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar, and prepositioned drugs and medicines to all provinces including Samar Provinces, (Amounting to P892,000.00)
Coordinated with Biliran and Tacloban CDRRMC regarding requested logistics
Tacloban City Hospital is operational as of November 15, 2013
Conducted Rapid Health Assessment in Tacloban, Palo, Tolosa, Tanauan, Dulag, and Abuyog
Conducted medical consultation and minor surgery in Astrodome, Palo Municipal office, Leyte National High School, and Rizal Central School
Conducted Health Cluster Meeting with all medical teams/volunteers (national and international)

 Placed DOH retained hospitals and other health agencies in Northern Mindanao
Provided doxycycline as prophylaxis for Leptospirosis to 194 individuals
Placed all DOH-retained hospitals on Code White alert

Made available sufficient medicines and supplies for augmentation to provinces

CHD Caraga
Dispatched medical teams to conduct rapid health assessment in Surigao del Norte


DILG facility was made available as RDRRMC Operations Center
Convened meetings with local DRRMCs 

 Cebu Province
LGU Sikatuna conducted clearing of possible hazards and distributed food relief to the evacuees; monitored flood and landslide prone areas; response teams with medicines and vehicles are placed on standby
LGU Baclayon dispatched fire/rescue teams along coastal barangays and advised fishermen not to venture at sea
LGU Jagna activated operations center; evacuation center with generator set were placed on standby

Established DRTF6 Command Center at Roxas City; AFP Command Center at Kalibo Airport; and HADR monitoring centers at BGen Benito N. Ebuen Air Base and Canjulao Pier, Lapu-Iapu City
JTFP augmented personnel to Palawan PSWDO for repackaging of relief goods
M-35 of 570th CTW transported relief goods to Brgy Langogan, PPC
Philippine Army (PA) established a communication center in OGD VIOperations Center that served as communication link between the provincial government and concerned agencies and affected areas in the Northern part of Iloilo Province

Directed all units to prepare all respective Disaster Response Units for the conduct of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response operations in close coordination with LGUs, Local/Regional DRRMCs and other LGAs

Advised all operating units to coordinate to the LDRRMCs in their respective AORs and be prepared to assist in their operations as the need arises

On November 11, 2013, Patrol Gunboat (PG374) transported assorted goods and hundred packs of relief goods from Masbate City pier to San Pascual, Burias Island, Masbate. Relief goods consisted 100 sacks of rice, 50 boxes of sardines, 69 boxes of noodles and 2 boxes of assorted type of medicines and were received by LGU San Pascual, Masbate
Commissioned MV Maria Natasha to transport disaster responders and goods from Matnog Port to Samar and Leyte.

On November 19, 2013, BRP TAGNAUA (AT296) departed Matnog Pier as early as 0400H today ferry ing an average of 85 tons of assorted cargoes per steaming time, She will be working day and night to ensure that all relief goods including trucks and personnel will reach Samar and other affected/devastated areas in Visayas in earliest possible time.
Sent 2 Officers to M tnog port to oversee the operations in the area and are tasked to act as liaison officers.

Assisted in the evacuation of affected families in Boston, Cateel, Manay and Poblacion, all of Davao Oriental on November 7, 2013

Deployed all available vehicles of 810 in Tacloban City and its adjacent municipalities to provide transportation assistance

Provided transportation assistance in the clearing operation in Bulalacao, Bongabong, Mansalay, Baco, Puerto Galera, and San Teodoro in Oriental Mindoro

Marine Batallion Landing Team 4 (MBLT4)
Conducted rescue operations at Roxas, Palawan and relief operations at San Vicente, Palawan

19IB, 14IB, and 78IB
Conducting Search, Rescue, and Retrieval operation at Tacloban City, Eastern Samar, and Leyte

Activated Task Force Sagip

Tactical Operations Group 6 (TOG6)
Facilitated the availability of helicopter for the conduct of aerial survey in Region VI

Facilitated the transport of relief goods from PRC Palawan and NGO via C130 to Coron
Utilized 30 ROTC of Palawan State University for relief operations
Prepositioning / stockpiling of food and non-food supplies are still ongoing
Facilitated the transport of relief goods from Puerto Princesa City to Coron, Palawan
PG386 proceeded to Coron to support the relief operation
SCS 3001 transported relief goods donated by private groups in Coron
Continuous augmentation of M3S trucks to PORRMC re transport of relief goods to affected areas
Reservists continuously assists in repacking of relief goods
PNI311 UPSIG conducted Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) flight/aerial surveillance in the affected areas

Philippine Navy
Attended coordination meeting aboard incident command post re updates on HA/DR efforts in Leyte & Samar areas.
Accommodated FOIC, PN and party aboard LC550.
Received US counterparts and boarded USS Washington.
LC551 arrived in Tacloban from Cebu loaded with 241 tons of relief goods.
Coordinated with PPA for the berthing space of Brunei Navy Ship “Darussalam”
WATSAN team distributed 52, OOOL of potable water to AFP command post, evacuation centers & Tacloban City with free charging services of gadgets
5:30 a.m., November 19, 2013, transported 500 sacks of assorted relief goods of DSWD’& seven containers gasoline of DepEd Region 7.
PG140 transported 10 tons of assorted relief goods of GMA7 fm Cebu to Ormoc, and 105 passengers from Ormoc to Cebu.
PG372 (L-2) transported 8.2 tons of relief goods of GMA 7 fm Cebu to Ormoc.
PG396 (L-2) transported 12 tons of relief goods & 14 civilian passengers from Cebu to Ormoc.

Transported 1 10-wheeler truck & 9 SUVs, & 75 passengers from Matnog to Allen, Samar.
On 7:00 a.m., November 19, 2013, F/B Wood Rose (PNARU) transported 200 tons of relief goods from DSWD & other agencies/organization.

Activated Disaster Incident Management Task Groups (DIMTGs)
Prepared to provide security assistance in the communities vacated by residents and in evacuation centers

PDir. Lina C. Sarmiento and PSSupt R’win S.A. Pagkalinawan attended TMG and Cabinet Meetings at the NDRRMC Conference Room

At about 12:00 a.m., November 16, 2013, 25 Directorate for Logistics (DL) contingent were dispatched to PRO VIII to transport medical and health supply
Tacloban Policemen along with Special Action Force (SAF) and National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) contingents assisted the Presidential Security Group (PSG) in provision of security during the visit of President Benigno S. Aquino III in Municipalities of Palo and Alang-alang and Tacloban City

On November 18, 2013 transported relief goods for the typhoon Yolanda victims to PNP-NHQ, Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Activated Regional Provincial/City/Municipal Tactical Operations Centers
Mobile 402 and 316 provided security to 8 buses loaded with 457 passengers from Tacloban City.

Romblon PPO conducted clearing operations within the AOR

Provided security for personnel from NAPOLCOM, PRC, LGU Legazpi, Philpost among others who came from Manila
At about 8:40 p.m., November 15, 2013, PRO V personnel provided security to two DLTB buses with relief goods along with two LTO vehicles with personnel bound to Matnog Port, Matnog Sorsogon

Established a control point for orderly transport of passengers, goods, equipment, and medical supplies bound for Region VIII

Provided permits and security to vehicles going Matnog port to Region VIII.
At 2:38 a.m., November 19, 2013, provided security escort to Netherland Claymont Enterprise, CHD, Sagip Kapamilya, Red Cross from Allen Port, Samar to Basey, Eastern Samar.

Provided security escorts to convoy of vehicles bringing generator sets to Tacloban City on November 19, 2013
Provided security route for cargo trucks with relief goods to go on board Princess Lily cargo ship bound to Catbalogan, Samar

Assisted in the conduct of pre-emptive evacuation in different areas of Aklan, Capiz, Negros Occidental, and Iloilo City

Set communication links at RDRRMC OpCen to all their units
Assisted 280 families in relation to OPLAN Libreng Sakay in the Province of Aklan
Assisted in the transportation of 325 families from Aklan; 3,195 families from Capiz; 405 from Iloilo; 32 from Iloilo City; and 598 from Negros Occidental during the conduct of pre-emptive evacuation

Conducted an Emergency Meeting re post-disaster risk reduction activities such as relief, clearing, search and retrieval operations

Ensured sustainability of services in evacuation centers (WASH, food, security, etc.) and identified alternate evacuation centers for longer utilization
Provided security to personnel of British Embassy searching for missing British nationals in Ormoc City.

Operations in all Police Stations are back to normal as of November 19, 2013

Deployed personnel to Tacloban City on November 19, 2013

6:00 p.m. - November 18, 2013: PR012 personnel from General Santos City Police Office led by SP04 Hiso gave assistance in packing relief goods at Brigada

PRO Caraga
Conducted search and recovery operations and to deliver relief goods, drinking water and medicines donated by the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur

Provided security for three trucks with 17 Valenzuela City Government personnel bound to Basey and Marabut Western Samar for relief and medical operations
Escorted trucks and buses loaded with relief goods to be transported to Manila North Harbor, Batangas Pier, and Villamor Airbase on November 19, 2013

Provided security escort for the Bureau of Corrections for the transport of relief goods to Abuyog, Leyte which are intended for Leyte Regional Prison (LRP) inmates

PNP – Maritime Group (MG)
Provided security assistance to Senator Allan Peter Cayetano, Secretary Ronald Llamas, and other Foreign and Local NGOs to transport relief goods and generators to Tacloban City on November 15, 2013

At November 19, 2013 escorted eight trucks of relief goods from PR02 to DSWD Warehouse at Project 4, Quezon City.

On November 19, 2013, 275 personnel from Police National Training Institute (PNTI), Intelligence Training Group (ITG), National Capital Region Training School (NCRTS), and National Forensic Science Training Institute (NFSTI) gave assistance in packing of relief goods in DSWD, Pasay City

Polangui Municipal Fire Station personnel conducted water rationing in the following evacuation centers; BU Campus, Polangui General Comprehensive HS, Polangui Central Elementary School, and Polangui South Elementary School
Assisted in clearing operations in areas affected

BFP Bacolod City
Assisted in the road clearing operation, evacuation and rescue operations, repacking of relief goods, provision of first-aid treatment and fire suppression in the affected areas

Distributed 215,360 liters of water in different affected areas.
Provided first aid to a total of 535 persons
BFP Pamplona Supplied water to Leyte Development Sports Centre, Leyte Park Hotel, Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Centre and MSB Sweden Camp Site

BFP Caraga
Assessed the structural integrity of public buildings, RHUs and other government establishments to ensure safety 

NGCP’s Overall Disaster Command Center monitored all power restoration activities, reported and updated Regional Command Centers in North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao


Warehouse were opened 24/7 for emergencies

Activated its OpCen group (Regional and Provincial Offices)
Designated focal persons to coordinate with RDRRMC/PDRRMC/LGUs and other relief agencies
Facilitated the release of rice to DSWD IV-B for distribution to the affected LGUs

Conducting regular coordination with LGUs and other relief agencies, undertaken constant market monitoring, and is opening its warehouses for relief operations and palay procurement

The Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS), in coordination with the High Value Commercial Crops Development Program (HVCDP) is in the process of securing supplies of fresh vegetables, chicken, meat, eggs, and fish (sardines) for the affected areas and ensuring the stability of food commodities

MV DA-BFAR Boat brought frozen meat and vegetables to Tacloban City on 14 November 2013 and will proceed to Surigao City for replenishment of stocks
The Rice Program pre-positioned seeds to all regions and ready for distribution
Affected regions were instructed to immediately purchase seedlings for high value crops through emergency procurement that will ensure immediate income to farmers as some crops are ready to be harvested in as short as two months
Available seeds and planting materials for Typhoon Yolanda Victims: OPV/Hi-Breed vegetable seeds (P3.5-4 million), Assorted fruit bearing trees (good for 600 hectares), and Sweet Potato cuttings (P4.5 million)
Truck loads of rice from Region V are ready for shipment to Region VIII
 NFA manpower requirement in Tacloban, Maasin, Cebu, and Sorsogon shall be augmented by personnel from other NFA regional offices
Vietnam Southern Food Corporation (VINAFOOD) donated USD50,000.00 in cash for NFA’s relief operations
Coordinated with DTI on the deployment of rolling stores with DTI caravans

The Provincial Marketing Director is closely monitoring the prices of basic/prime commodities
Agricultural program provincial coordinating officers coordinated with LGUs

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)

The Participatory Planting Program of Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is now in place for implementation involving cash-for-work scheme where workers are paid PhP300.00 per day for cutting fallen coconut trees. PCA has 300 chain saws available for deployment, likewise, a portable sawmill will be sent to Region VIII for use in making good lumber for materials in rehabilitating school buildings and chairs

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
Postponed fishing ban on the Visayan and Palawan enclosures from November 15, 2013 to December 1, 2013 to give fishermen an additional period to fish in the seas

MCS 3001 departed Caron enroute to Sitio Delian, Barangay Cabugao, and Bulalacao Island in Caron to unload four tons of assorted relief goods

DA-RFU5 turned-over relief assistance (food packs, used clothing, cassava and camote, corned beef, assorted medicines for adults and children) to the Parish of Calbiga for distribution to typhoon victims


Conducted meeting with Regional Development Council focused on post-disaster operation and made initial agreement and plans with the private sector with regard to financial and non-financial assistance
Monitoring the extent of damages on infrastructure, utilities, facilities, properties, and economic activities in the region

Regional Directors of Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, and VIII were tasked to organize radio groups to help in the relief operations in the affected areas and instructed to temporarily suspend the apprehension of unlicensed use and possession of radio equipment if used for relief operations until the end of November
Set High-Frequency Radios at Camotes Island

Organized the Diskwento Caravan in Ormoc City, Leyte on 14 November 2013 participated by Nestle Philippines, Nutri·Asia, Gardenia Philippines, San Miguel Purefoods, and Century Canning

Activated the local price monitoring coordinating councils in the region
Ensured delivery of supplies and materials in Capiz
Issued price freeze in LGUs and business establishments


 Allotted P2.5 million for emergency employment of workers affected by the typhoon


DepEd VI
Conducted meeting with all school superintendents re arrangements for heavily damaged schools on November 12, 2013

DepEd Caraga
Initiated assessment of schools integrity in preparation for the return of classes

On November 14, 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) started the deployment of 164 generator sets (gensets) to temporarily provide electricity in areas which cannot receive power due to damaged transmission lines. Each genset can power lights of about 50 households

As of November 20, 2013, a total of 152 gensets have been delivered to Leyte, Samar provinces, Capiz, Iloilo and Palawan, and 18 more are to be delivered in Leyte, 
Palawan, and Cebu.


CGD Palawan
SARV 3503 picked up 15 tons of additional relief good in EI Nido and transported the same items to Coron, Culion, and other island municipalities affected
BRP Romblon (SARV 3503) transported 11.5 tons of relief goods

BFAR MCS 3001 transported relief goods and 24 passengers to Delian Island and Bulalacao Island


Medical operations: 1,604 personnel (foreign and local medical teams)
Response and other operations: 31,884 personnel (foreign and local)

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