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DUTERTE  to spend holidays visiting ‘Odette’-hit communities

President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Thursday he would spend the holidays working to ensure that communities battered by Typhoon Odette would receive their much-needed assistance.

READ: Duterte to ‘Odette’ victims: ‘I’ve found the budget for you’

“Maski ngayong Pasko, magta-trabaho pa rin ako at marami akong pupuntahan yung mga lugar na gutom yung tao, may sakit na, at hindi nakakain,” he said in a speech in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

Duterte said the government would work “overtime”, noting that it is the least he could do to help his fellow Filipinos at a time of crisis. READ ,MORE

NO TYPHOON PAOLO FOR PINOYS ON XMAS, NEW YEAR

By ROGER M. BALANZA

There will be no weather disturbance or typhoon to spoil the Pinoys’ celebration of Christmas or New Year this year.

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) off Mindanao moving towards the country that the weather bureau earlier predicted could develop into a tropical syclone named “Paolo” after it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)  has dissipated.

The LPA was reduced to a cloud cluster and it will have no impact on the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

Read: PAGASA: LPA OFF MINDANAO COULD DEVELOP INTO TYPHOON PAOLO

There will be no potential tropical cyclone in the next two to three days, on Thursday, December 23.

On Christmas Eve or Friday, December 24, the Philippines will have generally fair weather, said the weather bureau.

PAGASA: LPA OFF MINDANAO COULD DEVELOP INTO TYPHOON PAOLO

By ROGER M. BALANZA

A Low Pressure Area (LPA) moving towards the country would be named “Paolo” after it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)  and develops into a tropical cyclone.

Typhoon Paolo would be the Philippines’ 16th tropical cyclone for 2021 and comes amid massive recovery efforts from devastation brought by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette.

Odette hit the country on December 16, first landing in Siargao Island in Mindanao and exited three days later, after leaving a swathe of destruction in nine landfalls in Mindanao and the Visayas.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday, December 22, that there is now a 60% to 70% probability of the low pressure area becoming a tropical cyclone.

PAGASA said the LPA may enter the PAR after Christmas, and not Christmas Eve as it predicted earlier.

Palace thanks international community for aid to ‘Odette’ victims

Malacañang on Wednesday thanked countries and organizations for their outpouring of support to areas affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette.Acting Presidential Spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, said these countries and organizations have pledged financial and… Read More

Foreign aid pours in for Odette victims | GMA News Online

‘Odette’-hit provinces to get 756K rice packs from China

South Korea, Ireland pledge P116.8-M aid

China, US add P60-M to PH typhoon relief efforts

Saudi commiserates with PH after ‘Odette’ onslaught

EU donates P95.8-M to assist Odette-stricken PH

Globe, Smart repairs in ‘Odette’-hit areas ‘nearing completion

MANILA – Two of the country’s largest telecommunications providers on Tuesday said restoration efforts in areas heavily affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette are already “nearing completion”. 

In a service advisory, Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) said service restoration has been completed in Eastern Samar, Agusan del Norte, and Surigao del Sur. 

“In the Visayas, certain areas remain challenged due to several damaged roads, bridges, and power lines. Globe’s network engineers on site are working to bring services back to normal,” Globe said.Read More

Xi extends condolences to Duterte over Typhoon Odette devastation

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday extended condolences to his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, over Typhoon Rai (local name Odette) that battered the Philippines last week.

Xi said he was shocked to learn that the Philippines was hit by the typhoon that caused heavy casualties and property losses.

On behalf of the Chinese government and people as well as in his own name, Xi expressed deep condolences to the victims of the disaster and extended sincere sympathies to the bereaved families and the injured.

China is ready to provide assistance to the Philippine side within its capacity, Xi said, adding he believes that the people in the disaster areas will surely defeat the disaster and rebuild their homes.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that as of Tuesday morning, the casualty count from the typhoon has climbed to 156, with 37 missing and 275 injured. (Xinhua)

PHILIPPINES TYPHOON ODETTE-HIT AREAS PLACED UNDER STATE OF CALAMITY

DUTERTE declares state of calamity

Classes, work suspended due to Typhoon Odette | Inquirer News

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday declared a state of calamity in areas battered by Typhoon Odette, particularly Mimaropa (Region 4-B), Western Visayas (Region 6), Central Visayas (Region 7), Eastern Visayas (Region 8), Northern Mindanao (Region 10), and Caraga (Region… Read More

Globe, Smart repairs in ‘Odette’-hit areas ‘nearing completion

EU donates P95.8-M to assist Odette-stricken PH

SMC donates P30-M food aid to ‘Odette’-hit provinces

Xi extends condolences to Duterte over Typhoon Odette devastation

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday extended condolences to his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, over Typhoon Rai (local name Odette) that battered the Philippines last week.Xi said he was shocked to learn that the Philippines was hit by the typhoon that caused heavy… Read More