- Super Typhoon ‘Haima’ made its landfall in Penablanca, Cagayan on 20 October 2016 at around 11:00 PM with maximum sustained winds up to 225 kph and wind gusts up to 315 kph. Extremely strong winds in combination with torrential rains were experienced across the northern Luzon region.
- The Government of the Philippines, through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), has been in the highest alert status which triggered various preparedness measures, including pre-emptive evacuation to more than 90,000 persons in Regions I, II, III, Calabarzon, V and CAR. The NDRRMC has also activated Disaster Response Cluster and deployed advance teams headed by the Office of Civil Defense Deputy Administrator for Operations to Cagayan Province to support preparedness measures.
- The AHA Centre has deployed two staff and one National ASEAN-ERAT member to Manila, Philippines to be on stand-by and also to liaise and coordinate with the NDRRMC on possible support from ASEAN. In addition, the Disaster Emergency Logistics System for ASEAN (DELSA) and the ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) is on stand-by should the Government of the Philippines need additional resources.