Status of relief and rehabilitation for typhoon Yolanda as of November 22, 2013 (6:00 a.m.)

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From the Presidential Management Staff and Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning

Humanitarian Relief Operations

Number of evacuation centers and displaced families

There are now 1,529 evacuation centers serving 81,792 families or 381,022 persons in Regions IV-A and B, VI, VII, and VIII. Other displaced families or persons (839,564 families or 3.95 million persons) opted to stay with their friends and/ or families.

Value of assistance provided

A total of P473.84 million worth of relief assistance has been provided to affected families in Regions IV-A and B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and CARAGA, of which P352.39 million came from DSWD, P28.29 million from DOH, P43.76 million from the LGUs, and P49.40 million from NGOs and other Government Organizations.

Health interventions

As part of the total assets deployed in affected areas, 1,604 personnel were deployed for medical operations, comprising 115 local and foreign medical teams.

DOH provided Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services through the water treatment units in San Remigio and Bogo (Cebu), Ormoc and Tacloban (Leyte), and Basey (Western Samar). Other WASH logistics were also provided such as 5,500 water containers, 12,108 water kits, about 15,000 hygiene kits, and 77 portalets in Leyte.

Other health interventions include the following: provision of 11,000 cadaver bags, essential medicines, 50 tents, 60 oxygen tanks, 5 mobile clinics, 1 health promotion bus, anti-venom and vaccines for children.

Additional Updates:

Organized Taskforce Normalization.

The Task Force aims to spur economic activity in Leyte to help begin the process of normalization.

The following are the developments in Tacloban City:

Landbank’s three ATMs are operational and Landbank Tacloban is in full teller operation;

397 City Hall employees have reported for duty; and

One hardware store and one agricultural supply store are open.

DBP, Metrobank, PNB, Allied Bank, and RCBC have started ATM and teller operations.

Gaisano Mall and several hardware stores are also expected to open next week.

Lifelines

Power Outage

The DOE, through NEA, has been assisting the 29 affected electric cooperatives in Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, and VIII in restoring power to the 374 affected municipalities. Power has been restored in 122 (33%) municipalities; power has been fully restored in the provinces of Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, and Occidental Mindoro. The NEA targets to restore power to all municipalities on or before 24 December 2013.

Province

Electric Cooperatives

No. of Municipalities

 Affected

Restored

  1. Occidental Mindoro

OMECO

9

9

  1. Oriental Mindoro

ORMECO

15

15

  1. Romblon

TIELCO

10

10

  1. Masbate

MASELCO

15

14

TISELCO

4

4

  1. Aklan

AKELCO

19

3

  1. Antique

ANTECO

16

13

  1. Iloilo

ILECO II

16

14

  1. Negros Occidental

VRESCO

9

5

  1. Cebu

CEBECO II

13

8

CELCO

4

1

  1. Bohol

BOHECO I

26

6

  1. Negros Oriental

NORECO II

14

14

  1. Siquijor

PROSIELCO

6

6

In addition, the DOE has deployed generator sets (gensets) to temporarily provide electricity in areas, which cannot receive power due to damaged transmission lines. As of 20 November 2013, a total of 152 gensets have been delivered to Leyte, Samar provinces, Capiz, Iloilo and Palawan, and 18 more are to be delivered in Leyte, Palawan, and Cebu. Each genset can power lights of about 50 households.

Network Outage

The NTC reported that Globe Telecom and Smart Communications now provide service to 57% and 85% of the municipalities in the affected provinces, respectively. Below are the details of cell phone coverage by province:

Province

No. of Municipalities

Smart

Globe

No. with service

% with service

No. With Service

% with service

Aklan

18

15

83%

10

56%

Antique

18

17

94%

10

56%

Biliran

8

3

38%

-

-

Bohol

48

48

100%

44

92%

Capiz

17

11

65%

3

18%

Cebu

53

53

100%

45

85%

Eastern Samar

21

3

14%

-

-

Guimaras

5

5

100%

4

80%

Iloilo

44

40

91%

32

73%

Leyte

43

23

53%

8

19%

Negros Occidental

32

30

94%

31

97%

Negros Oriental

26

26

100%

25

96%

Northern Samar

20

19

95%

5

25%

Palawan

28

28

100%

-

-

Samar (Western Samar)

21

17

81%

7

33%

Southern Leyte

17

17

100%

14

82%

Total

419

355

85%

238

57%

Note: Municipalities reported with cell phone service include both full and partial coverage.

Libreng Tawag Stations

Globe and Smart have established a total of 57 Libreng Tawag stations in Romblon, Antique, Capiz, Cebu, Samar provinces, Iloilo, Leyte, and Southern Leyte, as well as in Villamor Airbase, Pasay City.

Connectivity Infrastructure

The government has cleared all national roads in the affected areas; all are now passable.

Per DPWH, about 68% of debris in Leyte, Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, and Biliran have been cleared as of 19 November 2013.

Similarly, all CAAP-controlled airports are now operational[1]. Per CAAP, the Tacloban Airport has been ready to accommodate commercial Airbus A320 aircrafts since 14 November 2013.

Water Supply

Water supply in Leyte is sufficient as of 15 November 2013. A total of 20 cities/ municipalities are receiving water through their respective water districts while 3 cities/ municipalities depend on artesian wells and natural springs. For Western Samar, 8 cities/ municipalities are receiving water through their respective water districts.

Fuel and Basic Commodities

Diskwento Caravans

To make basic commodities (i.e. food items) available at discounted prices in Leyte and Samar, DTI had Diskwento Caravans in the following areas:

Baybay, Leyte

Maasin, Southern Leyte

Calbayog, Samar

Catbalogan, Samar

Tacloban City, Leyte

Resumption of Classes

Transferees from Affected Areas

All public elementary and high schools were directed to accept “emergency transferees” from areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda, allowing them to continue their education with minimal disruption.

Assets Prepositioned/ Deployed

A total of 33,692 personnel, 1,324 vehicles, 109 seacrafts, 162 aircrafts, and 27,685 other assets/ equipment from national and local agencies, responders, and volunteer groups/ organizations were prepositioned and deployed to various strategic areas to facilitate/ expedite response operations.

International Commitments

As of 21 November 2013, 59 countries and international organizations have pledged an estimated US$343.626 million[2] in cash and kind for relief and search and rescue operations.


[1] These are Biliran, Calbayog, Dumaguete, Guiuan, Bantayan, Roxas, Kalibo, Caticlan, Busuanga, San Jose, Ormoc and Tagbilaran.

[2]     For the estimated value of international assistance, many donors quoted in their own currency, and some did not provide costing for in-kind aid and rescue personnel. The exchange rate used by DFA comes from www.oanda.com, and do not factor in the interbank rates.

 

 


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