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Philippines: NDCC Update - Situation Report No. 13 on Typhoon "Santi" (Mirinae)

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DATE: 05 November 2009, 6:00 AM

Source: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, PCG, DPWH, AFP, DILG, PNP, BFP, NEC, NGCP, OCDRCs NCR, I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B and V, Prov'I, Social Welfare Development-Prov of Laguna

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II. HUMANITARIAN ACTIONS

NATIONAL

- National Defense Secretary and Chairman, NDCC Gilbert C. Teodoro, Jr., along with NDCC members, visited the municipalities of Victoria and Sta. Cruz, Laguna; consulted the local officials thereat and conducted an ocular survey of damaged bridges and flooded residences

- DSWD activated and mobilized the DSWD CO and FOs' Quick Response and Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) teams in all areas along the typhoon path to assist the affected local government units in the disaster operations; transported PhP3.8 million worth of assorted relief supplies like family food packs, mineral water, blankets, noodles, medicines, blankets, etc. for pre-positioning in concerned DSWD FOs through the October 29 "Sama-samang Pagtulong Caravan" graced by Her Excellency PGMA: NCR (Php923,000), Region IV-A (PhP2,350,102) and Region V (PhP538,083); and DSWD Field Offices III, IV-A, IV-B, V and NCR prepositioned stand-by funds, family food packs and stockpile of relief commodities (food and non-food items) worth PhP203,568,606.47 broken down as PhP92.640 Million worth of stand-by funds and PhP110.928 Million worth of food and non-food items

- Support to the government for additional transport by various members of the UN Logistics Cluster is ongoing. The Logistics Cluster is currently in discussion to extend LET (UPS-Agility-TNT) support (contracted to end on 10 November), which to date has included trucks, warehouse staff and a logistics coordinator

- DPWH's respective composite teams in various District Engineering Offices have provided necessary assistance to ensure safety of the motorists and travelling public

- DOH-HEMS coordinated with all CHDs relative to health-related incidents in their respective areas of responsibility

- The Sama-Samang Pagtulong Relief Caravan which was organized and sent off to various regions were participated by DSWD, DOLE, Salvation Army, PMS, DAR, DepEd, DOT, UNICEF, DOH, BOC, OPAPP, DOTC, WFP, DPWH, PCSO, DENR, DFA, DOF, DTI, NFA and Philhealth with 56 truckloads of relief supplies (food and non-food items), medicines and hygiene kits and 59 volunteers - Tab F