I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
23 November 2016
The LPA east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "MARCE" with maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. It is forecasted to move West Northwest at 17 kph.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 is hoisted over Southern Leyte, Bohol, Siquijor, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.
24 November 2016
LAOAG CITY, November 30 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Ilocos has recently distributed livelihood assistance to some 105 drought-affected farmers from Pinili, Ilocos Norte.
On November 26, Labor Sec. Silvestre H. Bello III led the turn-over of P1,155,000 worth of assistance to Pinili Mayor Samuel Pagdilao, Sr.
“Hindi po pala kailangang maging tigang din ang bulsa pag tigang ang lupa, (Drought season doesn’t mean dry pockets),” said Aurelio Fernandez, one of the beneficiaries.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided the Emergency Shelter Cash Assistance Project (ESCAP) worth P135,260,000 to 27,052 households affected by Typhoon Lawin from November 7 to 18, 2016.
ESCAP is the assistance immediately provided to victims of disasters with partially and totally damaged houses. A uniform amount of P5,000 was given to each families as an initial help in rebuilding their homes.
Following the lifting of all storm signals in the country, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to provide provision of relief items and augmentation support in areas badly hit by the storm.
Based on the latest bulletin issued by the DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB), 2,081 families or 9,353 persons were displaced by ‘Marce’ in Regions MIMAROPA, VI, Negros Island Region (NIR) and CARAGA. However, due to improvements in the weather, several evacuees start to return home.
MANILA, Nov. 27 – Around 280 families are scheduled to join the first batch of Tacloban Yolanda victims who will move to their permanent resettlement sites on Monday, November 28, 2016.
Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino said this came about 18 days after President Duterte ordered the OPAV to effect resettlement.