Duterte Says His Office Will Release Money for Typhoon Odette Victims

Office of Pres. Duterte To Extend Aid To Victims of Typhoon Odette

DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said that his office will release money for the victims of Typhoon Odette.

Typhoon Odette left many parts of the Philippines devastated. Lives were lost and properties were damaged. It is one of the strongest typhoons to have hit the country.

Many families were left homeless after the strong winds and the flood destroyed their homes. Some houses got destroyed due to falling trees. Many Filipinos now are staying in evacuation centers and temporary shelters following the wrath of the typhoon.

There were massive preparations before the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. Preemptive evacuations were even done in areas that are prone to flooding but Odette has its own strength. Currently, the country is faced with the challenge to recover.

Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Photo Credit: The Wall Street Journal

Many public and private entities are on the move to help the victims of Typhoon Odette. Communication and electric lines are still down in many areas and they are in need of basic necessity supplies like water. In some areas, the estimated time for the electricity to return may still take several days as power lines were severely affected by the calamity.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said that his office will release money for the victims of Typhoon Odette. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles expressed that the President promised to raise P10 billion for the survivors of the typhoon.

According to Pres. Duterte, what he can promise is that the money will be downloaded on or before Friday. He stressed that it is from his office and not contingency or calamity funds that may take time to be released. He ordered the national agencies and the local governments to speed up the distribution of the money once it has been downloaded.

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