QUEZON CITY, Nov. 16 — Following the widespread damages brought by Typhoon “QUINTA,” “ROLLY,” and “ULYSSES,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council gathered its full council today in an emergency meeting to discuss the impacts of the recent typhoons, the declaration of state of calamity, and the early recovery actions.
It was approved during the meeting the recommendation for President Rodrigo Duterte to place under state of calamity the entire Luzon to address the impacts of the latest typhoons that hit the country.
It was also agreed during the meeting to convene a technical working group of the joint prevention, mitigation, and preparedness clusters of the NDRRMC to assess the current dam management.
PAGASA was also instructed by NDRRMC Chairperson and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana who led the meeting to revisit its historical data to strengthen warnings beforehand.
The chairperson raised various concerns to different agencies. Among other matters discussed were the provision of assistance to the affected farmers and fisher folk; road clearing; shelter requirements; and other recovery interventions.
The meeting was held via teleconference joined by various agencies and several local chief executives. (NDRRMC)