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DA allots P680-M aid to typhoon-affected Bicol

DA allots P680-M aid to typhoon-affected Bicol   AID. Agriculture Secretary William Dar (right) during his visit to Polangui, Albay on Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2020). Dar said the DA has alloted PHP680 million as initial assistance to farmers and fisherfolk affected by Typhoon Rolly. (Photo courtesy of Alan Jacalan-DA)   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Department of Agriculture (DA), … Continue reading

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US, Australia mobilize aid to help ‘Rolly’-hit PH

US, Australia mobilize aid to help ‘Rolly’-hit PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   Aerial photo of super typhoon Rolly aftermath in Catandanues. (Photo from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Facebook page) MANILA – The United States and Australia have mobilized humanitarian assistance to support the Philippines recover from the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly last … Continue reading

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Duterte lauds Guinobatan execs for preemptive evacuation efforts

Duterte lauds Guinobatan execs for preemptive evacuation efforts By Azer Parrocha   GUINOBATAN LAUDED. President Rodrigo Duterte visits Guinobatan, Albay on Monday (Nov. 2, 2020). Duterte lauded the Guinobatan officials for conducting preemptive evacuation, saying their early response saved many lives when Super Typhoon Rolly hit Albay on Sunday (Nov. 1, 2020). (Photo courtesy of Senator Bong … Continue reading

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Duterte to conduct aerial inspection in typhoon-hit areas

Duterte to conduct aerial inspection in typhoon-hit areas By Azer Parrocha   ‘ROLLY’ AFTERMATH. Floodwater due to heavy rains brought by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) Sunday inundates several villages in Oas, Albay. The Bicol region is among the hardest-hit by this year’s strongest storm. (Photo courtesy of Albay Third District Rep. Fernando Cabredo) MANILA (Philippines … Continue reading

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‘Rolly’ further weakens, now over West PH Sea

‘Rolly’ further weakens, now over West PH Sea By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) continues to weaken and is now over the West Philippine Sea, the weather bureau said on Sunday night. In its 8 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Rolly” … Continue reading