Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
January 11, 2023

Despite the inclement weather that prevented him from visiting Oroquieta City as planned in his original itinerary, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. proceeded to Ozamiz City in Misamis Occidental to hold a situation briefing on the effects and aftermath of the recent massive rains and flooding in Northern Mindanao.

Based on reports by the Provincial Government of Misamis Occidental, 16,013 families or more than 56,000 individuals were affected by the torrential rains and extensive flooding caused by a weather system called ’shear line’. This resulted to great losses in agriculture and infrastructure amounting to PhP132.4 million and PhP154.38 million respectively.

As part of his marching orders, President Marcos Jr. directed all government agencies, particularly the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), to fast-track the rehabilitation of damages in Misamis Occidental. This includes a further study on how to address the flooding situation in the Province that displaced thousands of residents currently sheltering in evacuation areas.

Likewise, the Chief Executive reiterated his Administration’s commitment to continue assisting the calamity victims by providing their basic needs and financial assistance.

Misamis Occidental has been placed under a state of calamity following the damages caused by torrential rains and flooding since December 2022.

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