President Rodrigo Duterte will be in Albay on Thursday to personally assess the extent of the damage wrought by Typhoon “Tisoy” when it landed in the Bicol Region on Monday night.
“Preparations are being finalized as to the agenda to be presented and discussed during the joint National and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council meeting where the Chief Executive will preside,” Claudio Yucot, Office of Civil Defense-Bicol regional director announced Wednesday.
The President, upon arrival, will inspect the damage caused by the typhoon on the Legazpi Airport Passenger Terminal. He will then proceed to the Legazpi City Convention Center for the meeting.
Albay and Sorsogon, where Tisoy made a landfall on Monday, as well as Naga City, have been placed under a state of calamity.
Two provinces and a city in Bicol Region were placed under state of calamity on Wednesday after suffering the brunt of Typhoon Tisoy.
Based on initial reports from Sorsogon province, damage in agriculture, livestock and fisheries have reached P667 million.
“We are expecting that the damage will increase since the reported amount is only for Sorsogon. We are still waiting for the report from other provinces,” Yucot said.
As of 4 December, there were 1,422 barangays, 125,857 families and 506,130 individuals affected by Tisoy in various parts of Bicol.
Electric power in the provinces of Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur (26 municipalities), Camarines Norte, Sorsogon, and Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands has yet to be restored while telecommunication signal interruptions in Catanduanes, Camarines Norte were reported. (PNA)