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18 Jan 2017 description

By MJ Evalarosa, IFRC

The Philippine Red Cross, together with the state health department, and with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), recently rolled out an orientation on the Surveillance in Post Extreme Emergencies and Disaster (SPEED) programme. SPEED is a mechanism activated during emergencies to provide real-time health information to around 65 Red Cross community volunteers in the provinces of Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur and Marinduque.

18 Jan 2017 description

Reporting period: 25 Dec 2016 to 13 Jan 2017

Operation timeframe: 29 Dec 2016 to 30 Sep 2017

Appeal budget: CHF 1,600,392

N° of people targeted: 20,000 (4,000 families)

N° of people assisted: 6,200 (1,400 families)

Appeal History

  • 25 December 2016: Typhoon Nock-Ten makes landfall in Catanduanes with 185 kph winds and gustiness of up to 255 kph.

17 Jan 2017 description

by Astrid Zweynert | azweynert | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:13 GMT

"We see much more money being spent in responding to disasters and very little in preventing them"

By Astrid Zweynert

LONDON, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments need to step up efforts in preparing for disasters to cut the rising bill for helping people hit by crises, the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said.

16 Jan 2017 description

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA)—“I am thankful to all of you for the big help you have extended to us. Our house was totally destroyed and our things were all soaked in water. Now, we can put something to shelter us.”

These were the simple words of Margie San Juan, a mother of 5 from Zone 2, Minalabac town whose house was demolished by typhoon “Nina” (international name: Nock-ten) before 2016 ended.

16 Jan 2017 description

Typhoon Nock-ten, known locally as Typhoon Nina, made landfall over Catanduanes on December 25 this past year. As it brought great damage to local residents, Tzu Chi volunteers reached out to help. After surveying the disaster areas, volunteers held an aid distribution, including giving victims emergency money to get through the days ahead. 
 Following a disaster site assessment in the first week of January, Tzu Chi provided Php5, 000 cash assistance to families who lost their homes to the storm.

16 Jan 2017 description


  • WFP supported the Government of the Philippines in its humanitarian response following Typhoon NockTen through logistics assistance.

  • WFP reached 130,400 people in Mindanao to improve their food security.

Operational Updates

16 Jan 2017 description


a. Oceanic and atmospheric indicators had reached weak La Nina levels in October 2016 (PAGASA termed as borderline La Nina), but this was not sustained. However, La Nina-like conditions continue, as impacts have been seen in some flood- and landslide-prone areas in the country. It is likely that ENSO-neutral conditions will prevail in December-January-February 2017 season.

16 Jan 2017 description

MAKATI CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) -- The Makati City Council has approved the release of P15-million as financial assistance to 27 local government units (LGUs) directly affected by Typhoon Nina in the provinces of Quezon, Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, and Marinduque.

Mayor Abby Binay had initiated the move as an expression of sympathy and support for the typhoon victims of the said LGUs, all of which are sister-localities of the city.

13 Jan 2017 description

Legazpi City, Albay – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Field Office (FO) V has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Bicol Region and Educo, a non-government organization (NGO) based here, for the provision of food assistance to the volunteers of DepEd’s Emergency Brigada Eskwela who will help in the repair and rehabilitation of schools that were damaged by Typhoon Nina.

12 Jan 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to release P513,722,930 anytime soon as an initial funding for its Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for households whose houses were partially and totally damaged by Typhoon Nina.

The typhoon displaced thousands of families and damaged houses in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol, and Eastern Visayas regions when it hit the country on December 24-27, 2016.

12 Jan 2017 description

MANILA, Jan. 12 - Department of Health - MIMAROPA Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo recently visited municipalities in the provinces of Marinduque and Oriental Mindoro and delivered financial assistance and medicine supply to areas affected by the recent Typhoon Nina.

10 Jan 2017 description

On Christmas 2016, typhoon Nock-ten ("Nina" in the Philippines) made its first landfall in the Bicol region (Eastern Philippines) on 25 December. This category 4 typhoon made eight successive landfalls, striking the island province of Catanduanes before continuing towards the capital, Manila, passing through 15 provinces across four regions. With winds of 235 km/h and 285 km/h gustiness, Nock-ten caused massive destructions and affected over 2.1 million people.

06 Jan 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to strengthen its coordination with local government units (LGUs) in assessing the needs of families affected by Typhoon Nina to ensure that they will regain their normal functioning the soonest time possible.

05 Jan 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 6 - The province of Marinduque received P6.3 million worth of agricultural assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the rehabilitation program for both agriculture and fishery industries badly damaged by typhoon Nina.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol led the distribution of equipment to almost 500 affected farmers and fisherfolk during the stakeholders’ consultation in Boac, Marinduque on January 5, 2017.

“I am amazed by the resilience of the Marinduque people,” Piñol said.

05 Jan 2017 description

More help is on its way.

10 days after Typhoon Nina (international name Nock-ten) hit provinces in Bicol, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to deploy teams to help in the relief distribution in the hardest hit provinces as part of the emergency operations.

04 Jan 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 5 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has begun to process its Emergency Shelter Cash Assistance Project (ESCAP) for Typhoon Nina-affected families in Regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA,​ ​ ​and Bicol.

Under the directive of DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo, teams have already begun to assess and validate the total number of partially and totally damaged houses in the affected regions to determine the amount needed for the target beneficiaries.

04 Jan 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 5 - With its 24/7 power restoration efforts, the Department of Energy (DOE), together with its private institution partners has resumed electricity supply to 1,003,519 households or about 57% re-energization of Typhoon Nina-affected areas as of 4 January 2017.

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said, “After restoring power in town centers and nearby communities, our ground personnel are working round the clock, even double time to bring back the power supply to all affected households in Southern Luzon and Bicol regions.”

03 Jan 2017 description

QUEZON PROVINCE, Jan. 4 - Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Billy Andal promised to aid all the coconut farmers to help them get back on their feet after experiencing the devastating typhoon Nina.

“We are really devastated when we heard the news. Imagine losing thousands or even million-worth of your crop? We lost hundreds of thousands of coconut trees at a time when we are trying to plant more to replace the senile and damaged trees of the past,” stressed Andal.

03 Jan 2017 description


23 December 2016

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with international name NOCK-TEN entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "NINA". It has a maximum sustained winds of up to 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 130 kph and it is forecasted to move West Northwest at 20 kph.

24 December 2016

03 Jan 2017 description

Crisis overview

Typhoon Nock Ten (locally known as Nina) struck the Philippines, making eight landfalls between 25 and 26 December, with gusts of up to 285 km/h and winds of 235 km/h. Affected areas are the Bicol region (Region V), Mimaropa, Calabarzon and Eastern Visayas (Region VIII). Nearly 2 million people were affected and at least three people were killed. 1.4 million of the affected are in Cantanduanes, Albay, and Camerines Sur, in Bicol.