Monday, September 24, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Duterte asks Cabinet officials to visit provinces along ‘Ompong’ path

/ 06:48 PM September 13, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered Cabinet officials to personally check on the provinces directly in the path of Typhoon “Ompong.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Duterte even singled out Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello to go to their hometown provinces Isabela and Cagayan which are among the expected areas to be pummelled by the typhoon.

Duterte issued the order during the command conference with weather, disaster, and other government officials at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) operations center in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

FEATURED STORIES

“Anything could go wrong outside of the projection… the best way to preposition, the most accurate way of finding out ano talaga ang nangyari is for Tugade, who is from Cagayan, and Bello, come from Isabela to go home by now and watch their own province,” he said.

Duterte also tapped Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino, and NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad to go to typhoon-affected places.

Earlier, Jalad told Duterte that around 4.3 million Filipinos across the regions of Cordillera and Regions I to III are expected to be affected by Ompong. He added that 1.20 million of those people are from Cagayan, where Ompong is expected to make landfall on Saturday morning, while 1.9 million of them are from Isabela. /je

Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, ckalagayan@inquirer.com.ph and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, bkasilag@inquirer.com.ph.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Cabinet, Disaster preparedness, duterte, news, Provinces, Typhoon Ompong, Weather
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

Candidates with famous names have edge – Roque

September 25, 2018 05:44 AM

newsinfo

Sereno won’t seek Senate seat in 2019 polls

September 25, 2018 05:42 AM

newsinfo

Duterte colonoscopy ‘no reason for alarm’

September 25, 2018 05:33 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.