Philippines: Statement of Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye - Re disaster management

Report
from Government of the Philippines
Published on 13 May 2006
President Arroyo has raised the alert among all Cabinet departments and agencies involved in disaster management and control.
She has ordered the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) to back up the local government units hit by the tropical storm, and to coordinate mitigation efforts to protect lives and property, as well as rescue and evacuation.

Geo-hazard warnings have already been sent out to vulnerable communities so the people will know they are under threat. The plight of stranded seafarers is also being attended to.