NDRRMC focuses disaster relief ops in Leyte – Manila Bulletin

The Nationwide Disaster Threat Discount and Administration Council (NDRRMC) poured its assets and manpower in Baybay Metropolis, Leyte which was deemed hardest hit by Tropical Despair “Agaton.”

Search and rescue personnel uncover the lifeless physique of a person in Baybay Metropolis, Leyte after Storm Agaton triggered a landslide. (Courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard)

On Tuesday, April 12, the NDRRMC reported 17 new fatalities in Japanese Visayas (Area 8) and Central Visayas (Area 7) which introduced its complete dying depend to twenty. This was decrease in comparison with the 23 deaths tallied by the Philippine Nationwide Police (PNP).

“Ang pinakamatindi na tama nito ay diyan sa Baybay City, Leyte dahil sa pagbaha, mudslide, at saka landslide (The hardest hit area was Baybay City, Leyet becaue of flooding, midslides, and landslides),” stated NDRRMC Government Director Ricardo Jalad on the Speak to the Folks public handle of President Duterte on Monday night time.

The brand new fatalities embrace 14 individuals who reportedly died in Japanese Visayas (Area 8) attributable to landslides. The fatalities had been reported in Barangay Mailhi (11), Barangay Maypatag (two), and Barangay Kantagnos (one) all in Baybay Metropolis, Leyte.

In the meantime, three extra deaths had been monitored in Central Visayas (Area 7).

At the least 25 people had been additionally reported lacking in Baybay Metropolis.

“Sa kasalukuyan, Mr. President, ay mayroong ongoing search, rescue, and retrieval na ginagawa ang Philippine National Police at ang Philippine Army, Bureau of Fire [Protection], Philippine Coast Guard, at mga response units ng local government units (Right now, Mr. President, there is an ongoing search, rescue and retrieval operations being conducted by the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, Bureau of Fire [Protection], Philippine Coast Guard, and response units of the local government units),” Jalad stated.

The NDRRMC chief additionally directed the Workplace of Civil Protection (OCD) Area 8 to place up a regional incident administration workforce to facilitate the augmentation of the response models in Baybay Metropolis.


Agaton additionally affected 95,741 households or 139,146 people, and displaced 19,361 people, most of them had been staying in evacuation facilities.

“Kung ikukumpara natin sa Bagyong Odette ay mahina ito, napakahina nitong si Tropical Depression Agaton pero napakalakas ng ulan na dala-dala nito (If we compare it to Typhoon Odette, it is weaker in terms of intensity, but it brings more rains),” Jalad stated.

Agaton dumped a lot rain that it brought on flooding in 286 areas in Western Visayas (Area 6), Japanese Visayas, Soccsksargen (Area 12), Caraga (Area 13), and Bangsamoro Autonomous Area in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

It additionally brought on energy outage in 64 cities and municipalities in Area 7, 8, and 13. As of writing, energy provide was restored in solely 5 areas.


In the meantime, Jalad insisted that the NDRRMC didn’t lack in reminding LGUs to organize, noting that their issued warnings to the affected areas as early as April 5.

“Simula pa noong April 5, tayo ay nakipag-ugnayan sa PAGASA [Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration] sa pag-monitor ng isang weather system na naging low pressure area at ultimately naging Bagyong Agaton na (Since April 5, we have coordinated with PAGASA in monitoring this weather system until it became a low pressure area and ultimately, it developed to Typhoon Agaton,” Jalad stated.

“Mayroon tayong mga pinalabas na napakaraming advisories papunta sa mga local government units at saka regional government agencies, at alert messages sa pamamagitan ng ating mga telcos (We issued so many advisories to local government units and regional government agencies, as well as alert messages through the telcos),” he added.





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