November 14-19, 2013

Less than a week after his first visit in typhoon-destructed areas in Central Philippines, President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to re-visit Tacloban City, Leyte to inspect the situation of disaster-afflicted Taclobanons.

The President is also scheduled to pay a visit in Ormoc City and Palo, Leyte and Guiuan, Eastern Samar to check the status of victims’ recovery from the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda.

The President is scheduled to personally assess the relief goods distribution as well as the retrieval and rescue operations conducted by the disaster management team. He is expected to assure the people that the government is rolling-up its sleeves to make sure that they receive basic needs and proper assistance.

He is to be briefed by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) on the current condition in Leyte and Samar provinces.

President Aquino first visited Tacloban City on Sunday, November 10, two days after Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) devastated the Visayas region. He also went to Roxas City to check the extent of damage in the province of Capiz.

Typhoon Yolanda is known to be the worst typhoon to ever hit the Philippines and the planet in 2013. International organizations and foreign countries witnessed the vast and massive destruction caused by the typhoon and this led to pouring out of monetary and in-kind assistance. Donors consist of the United Nations, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, UN World Food Program, UNICEF, Japan, Canada, China, Taiwan, ASEAN, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, European Union, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Nations Children’s Fund, American Red Cross, World Vision, Mercy Corps, Doctors Without Borders, Vatican, Ireland, Vietnam, NBA and NBA Players Association. Total cash donations reached to P3.8 billion according to DFA Spokesperson Raul Hernandez.

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Tacloban City, Palo and Alangalang, Leyte

Relief Distribution and Inspection

Briefing with PNP Officials

Ambush Interview – Tacloban City

Visit in Australian Medical Facility

Market Inspection

Close Door Mtg. w/ Mayor Loreto T. Yu

Distribution of Relief Goods in Alangalang (w/ Remarks)

Distribution of Relief Goods in Palo

Ambush Interview-Alangalang Municipality

Close Door Mtg. w/ Mayor Remedios Petilla

DRRM Council Meeting

Inspection of Relief Goods at the NFA Warehouse

Inspection of Relief Goods

Visit at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center

Ambush Interview

Command Conference

Arrival in Tacloban City
Intw. w/ DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman

PAF aid in Relief Operations
Briefing led by DILG Sec Mar Roxas

Ormoc City, Leyte

Power Restoration

Clearing Operations

Relief Efforts in Ormoc City



Visit of Justice Sec. Leila de Lima


Guiuan, Eastern Samar and Basey, Western Samar

Visit and Relief Distribution

Briefing at Municipal Hall of Guiuan

Visit to Guiuan, Eastern Samar