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25 Sep 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with International Name "MEGI" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 5:00 PM, 24 September 2016 and was named "HELEN".

"HELEN" intensified further into a Typhoon as it moves in a west-northwest direction at 11:00 PM, 24 September 2016.

25 Sep 2016 description

MANILA, Sept. 23 - The National Food Authority in Batanes is prepared as another typhoon is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on September 25 and to hit Batanes on Tuesday, September 27, according to the weather bureau.

According to NFA-NCR Director Danilo Bonabon, some 6,000 bags of rice are loaded in a vessel bound for Batanes to augment the agency’s current rice stocks. As of press time, NFA Batanes has total rice stocks of 5,768 bags, good to last for 55 days.

25 Sep 2016 description

QUEZON CITY, Sept 25 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assures the public that the rehabilitation and assistance for Typhoon ‘Ferdie’ survivors will continue despite the arrival of Tropical Storm ‘Helen’ in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

On Friday, September 23, the DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB) and DSWD Field Office-II held a video conference to discuss the provision of Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) and cash-for-work (CFW) to 2,241 families with damaged houses.

25 Sep 2016 description

I. CURRENT WEATHER

25 September 2016, 5:00 AM

• Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Central Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of Luzon

24 Sep 2016 description

I. CURRENT WEATHER

24 September 2016, 5:00 AM

• Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) across Southern Luzon and Visayas. Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Aurora, Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.

24 Sep 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

• Tropical Cyclone Information (TCI) on Tropical Storm (MEGI) Location: At 2AM, 1650 km East of Central Luzon (16.6 °N, 137.6 °E) Maximum sustained winds: 95 kph Gustiness: 120 kph Movement: West Northwest at 152 kph

• Synopsis: Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) across Southern Luzon and Visayas.

23 Sep 2016 description

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 9/24/2016 - 01:53 GMT

A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippines early Saturday but there was no threat of a tsunami or any casualties reported, seismologists and disaster officials said.

The offshore quake hit at 6:53 am (2253 GMT Friday) and woke people from their sleep in Davao, a major city of about 1.5 million located 100 kilometres (62 miles) to the northwest, said officials.

23 Sep 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

23 September 2016, 5:00 AM

• Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies will prevail over the whole country with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly over the eastern section. Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the northeast to east will prevail over Extreme Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Southeast to East with slight to moderate seas.

II. EFFECTS

23 Sep 2016 description
  • About 97% of the population of Batanes has been affected by typhoon Meranti (local name, Ferdie). More than 2,000 houses were destroyed and most public structures including airport and sea ports were heavily damaged. A state of calamity has been declared for the entire province.

  • Meranti landed in Itbayat Batanes on 12:15hr (UCT +8:00) of 14 September and battered the island for six hours with strong winds of up to 296kph. Electric power is still off in most parts of the province.

22 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

22 Sep 2016 description

By Dominic I. Sanchez

ZAMBOANGA CITY, September 21 (PIA) – About 119 years ago today, the peninsula was devastated by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake when the Sulu trench surrounding the area dramatically shifted. Today, an earthquake expert laments the lack of preparedness in the region, especially among the barangays.

21 Sep 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 August 2016, there were 850 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than that reported during the same period in 2015.

21 Sep 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)- Field Office (FO) IX is currently repacking additional family food packs for the families displaced by the ongoing military operations against the Abu Sayyaf (ASG). The FO targets 25,000 food packs for ready augmentation to affected local government units (LGUs) in Basilan and Sulu Provinces.

The FO currently maintains 18,182 food packs as well as other food items such as canned goods, coffee and sardines. It also stockpiles non-food items like clothing, blankets, soaps, slippers, among others.

21 Sep 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Protective Services Program (PSP), continues to extend aid to typhoon victims in Batanes, this time for students who lost their school supplies and uniforms during the onslaught of Typhoon Ferdie.

According to Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) team leader in Region II, Rosemarie Bartolome, around P14M will be allocated for the educational assistance of students in the province. Yesterday, September 19, the DSWD Field Office-II already started disbursing the financial aid to students in Brgy. Itbud, Uyugan.

20 Sep 2016 description
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In Africa and Asia, more events were atributed to Non-State Actors (NSA's) than to State Actors (SA's) (77 and 16 respectvely). In Africa, 97% of events affectng aid infrastructure were atributed to NSA’s (77/79). Of these 77 events, the highest number of incidents were reported in South Sudan (24), followed by Mali (19) and CAR (14). In Asia, 80% of events affecting aid infrastructure were atributed to NSA’s in Afghanistan (11/20).

20 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The requested USD 1.1 million additional financing for the El Niño-affected population in Mindanao has been received. The funding aims to provide food assistance to farmers and local communities from July until October.

In Numbers

WFP Philippines assisted 93,500 people with food and provided technical support including: - 63,000 school children - 7,700 children aged 6-23 months - 6,000 pregnant and nursing women - 24,630 farmers and local communities

20 Sep 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

20 September 2016, 5:00 AM
- Southwest monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon. Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over the regions of !locos Sur, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Western Visayas and the Province of Palawan. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

II. EFFECTS

A. AFFECTED POPULATION (TAB A)

19 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Senate Undercuts Effort to Stop ‘Drug War’ Killing Spree

(New York, September 20, 2016) – The Philippine Senate has ousted the chair of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights in an apparent reprisal for her inquiry into the surge in killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs,” Human Rights Watch said today. The Senate should seek Sen. Leila De Lima’s immediate reinstatement to signal its support for justice and human rights.

19 Sep 2016 description

This morning, September 19, the DSWD National Resource Operations Office (NROO) was able to airlift additional 200 boxes of corned beef and generator sets to Batanes as requested by the provincial government and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Response Cluster during the first relief mission to the island on September 17.