Palace: Gov’t monitoring Super Typhoon Mawar, contingency measures in place
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday said his administration is monitoring and preparing for Super Typhoon Mawar, which will be called “Betty” once it enters the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).
Marcos said he met with Defense Secretary Carlito Galvez, who ensured that funds and food packs are already prepositioned and response teams are already on standby.
“Pinaghahandaan din natin ang magiging epekto nito hindi lamang sa hilagang bahagi ng bansa, kundi sa lahat ng lugar na posibleng maapektuhan ng bagyo,” he said in a Facebook post.
(We are preparing for the effects of the typhoon not only in the northern part of the country but in all areas that it may affect.)
“Sa pulong kasama si [Department of National Defense] DND Sec. Carlito Galvez, siniguro natin na naka pre-position ang pondo at food packs, naka-standby ang response teams, at handa na ang mga LGU sa mga lugar na tatamaan ng bagyo,” Marcos added.
(In a meeting with DND Secretary Carlito Galvez, we made sure that funds and food packs are already prepositioned, response teams are already on standby, and LGUs of areas that might be affected are ready.)
Patuloy nating tinututukan ang Super Typhoon Mawar na inaasahang papasok sa Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)…
Posted by Bongbong Marcos on Thursday, May 25, 2023
Marcos said Mawar may enter the PAR by Friday night or Saturday morning.
It may also pull in “habagat” rains which could bring heavy rains and flooding in some parts of Luzon and Visayas.
Super Typhoon Mawar may whip up monsoon rain in Luzon, Visayas next week
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