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21 Oct 2017 description

SUMMARY

This is the final report on the Armed Conflict in Maguindanao on August 20, 2017, a joint firefight between the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (BIAF-MILF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines against alleged member of ISIS in two (6) Municipalities of the Maguidanao Province, namely: Shariff Saidona Mustapha, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Datu Piang, Datu Salibo, Shariff Aguak and Datu Odin Sinsuat.

1. Status of Affected Families/ Persons

21 Oct 2017 description

SUMMARY

1. Status of Internally Displaced Families / Persons

a) 78,466 families or 359,680 persons have been displaced by the Armed Conflict in Marawi City, based on the Disaster Assistance Family Access Cards (DAFAC). The effect of this unrest has displaced families / persons coming from Marawi City and neighboring municipalities (Table 1).

b) 68 Evacuation Centers are currently open in 17 municipalities in Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.

2. Augmentation Assistance Provided by DSWD

21 Oct 2017 description

SUMMARY

On October 5, 2017, heavy rains occurred in Davao City which resulted to Landslides in Purok 1, Malinawon, Brgy. Langub and Purok 4B, Matina Pangi where the Department of Works and Highways (DPWH) are currently conducting road widening operations. Due to the siltation of the soil in the area, the government feared that the ground in the area would continue to sag down and would gravely affect the communities in the said areas so they conducted a forced evacuation of the residents on October 6, 2017.

21 Oct 2017 description

SUMMARY

On 24 September 2017, a gun battle between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (NPA) and a faction of National People’s Army (NPA) led by Mario Macaraig, alias Jethro, of the NPA front “Honda” occurred in Mt. Banoy in Barangay Talumpok Silangan, Batangas City. The firefight started around 8:50 a.m. after members of the 730th Combat Group of the Philippine Air Force chanced upon a supposed rebel encampment.

1. Number of Affected Families / Persons

21 Oct 2017 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population

  1. A total of 960 families or 4,720 persons were aff- ted in 19 barangays in Regions II, Ill, and CAR. 'Of which, 900 families and 4,500 persons are being served outside evacuation Centers:

B. Incidents Monitored

  1. A total of ten (10) incidents were monitored in Regions I, II, and MIMAROPA:
20 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

16 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, the Tropical Storm with international name "LAN" has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and was named 'PAOLO". It has maximum sustained winds of up to 80 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 95 km/h.

20 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

16 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, the Tropical Storm with international name "LAN" has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and was named 'PAOLO". It has maximum sustained winds of up to 80 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 95 km/h.

20 Oct 2017 description

MANILA, Oct. 20 -- With the “liberation” of Marawi from terrorist influence as pronounced by President Duterte, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) says that the government will be transparent and would endeavor to continuously update the public on the rehabilitation of the torn city.

20 Oct 2017 description

WASHINGTON DC, Oct. 20 -- Citing its long-standing partnership with the Philippines, World Bank chief executive officer Kristalina Georgieva confirmed the institution’s commitment to work with the Philippine government in helping conflict-torn Marawi City rise from devastation, along with scaling up support for peace-building efforts in Mindanao.

20 Oct 2017 description

SAGUIARAN, Lanao del Sur, Oct. 20 -- The US Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Department of Education, delivered its first batch of tablet arm chairs to schools in Mindanao, where displaced Marawi students are currently enrolled.

20 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

11 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, the Low Pressure Aea (LPA) Northeast of Soro gon City, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "ODETTE". It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It was forecasted to move Wes Northwest at 26 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised over Cagayan and lsabela.

12 October 2017

20 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

At 3:00 PM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm “PAOLO” was estimated based on all available data at 655 km East of Guiuan, Easter Samar (10.7°N, 131.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 90 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 115km/h. It is forecast to move North Northeast at 10 km/h. Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 270 km West Southwest of Coron, Palawan (11.2°N, 117.9°E).

20 Oct 2017 description

Number of Affected Families/Persons

There were 23 families or 79 persons affected by the continuous rain in CARAGA.

Number of Displaced Families/Persons

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • As the Government of the Philippines attempts to put an end to the fighting in Marawi in a few weeks, WFP continues to provide food assistance to displaced families and supports return of displaced children to schools through school meals. WFP also provides logistics support in augmenting government relief distribution capacity.

  • Funding constraints are affecting livelihood support in Central Mindanao.

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2017 description

**Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region **

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 5 September 2017, a total of 2,102 suspected dengue cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016 (Figure 1).

China (No updates)

19 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

SEVERE TROPICAL STORM "ODETTE" IS NOW OUTSIDE THE PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (PAR).

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

960 families or 4,720 persons affected in 19 barangays in Regions CAR, II and III

2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons

19 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

On October 15, 2017, continuous heavy rains brought about by the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) caused flooding in Zamboanga City affecting seven (7) barangays.

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

1,864 families or 9,320 persons are affected in 7 barangays

2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons

19 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

On October 15, 2017, continuous heavy rains brought about by the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) caused flooding in some parts of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur affecting seven (46) barangays.

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

6,643 families or 44,638 persons are affected in 46 barangays

2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons