January 4, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte conducted an hour-long aerial inspection on Tropical Depression (TD) ‘Usman’s’ severely-hit areas in the provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur.

Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad joined the President onboard the helicopter during the aerial inspection.

The onslaught of Tropical Depression ‘Usman’ resulted in 122 deaths from Eastern Visayas and the Bicol Region, with the latter bearing the most number of fatalities at 105 recorded deaths, after heavy rains resulted in massive flooding and landslides in the region.