October 30, 2022

A day after Tropical Storm ‘Paeng’ made a series of landfall in the country, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Erwin Tulfo, Department of National Defense (DND) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Senior Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr., Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin ‘Benhur’ Abalos Jr., and Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Secretary Antonio Lagdameo Jr. conduct an aerial inspection of affected areas on 30 October 2022.

In a virtual briefing called by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. yesterday, 29 October 2022, he issued directives to all concerned government agencies following the onslaught of ‘Paeng’ such as provisions of clean drinking water and purifying systems, restoration of electricity with priority in hospitals and evacuation centers, and immediate clearing operations to facilitate the access of relief, medical and rescue missions.

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