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LOOK: Duterte conducts aerial inspection of typhoon-hit Surigao del Sur

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 05:18 PM February 23, 2021
Duterte Surigap aerial inspection

President Duterte surveys the damage left in the wake of Typhoon Auring in Surigao del Sur while flying over the province. Photo courtesy of Senator Christopher Bong Go

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday took an aerial inspection of Surigao del Sur, one of the hardest-hit areas of Typhoon Auring.

Duterte aerail inspection in Surigao

Photo courtesy of Senator Christopher Bong Go

The President was accompanied by his long-time aide and senator Christopher “Bong” Go.

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According to Go, Duterte also presided over a situation briefing on the effects of Typhoon Auring.

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles earlier said the President would also distribute aid to typhoon victims.

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Photo courtesy of Senator Christopher Bong Go

Surigao del Sur’s Tandag River swelled amid the onslaught of Auring which caused massive flooding in parts of the province.

READ: Tandag City river swells, flooding hundreds of homes

Several structures in Surigao del Norte also sustained damage due to Auring’s fury.

READ: Auring damages dike, bridges in Surigao del Norte

More than 50,000 individuals in parts of Mindanao were displaced by Auring, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

READ: TD Auring displaces over 50,000 in Mindanao — NDRRMC

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