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Marcos: Gov't has ₱173 million standby funds for Egay-affected familieis
Marcos: Gov't has ₱173 million standby funds for Egay-affected familieis
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Marcos: Gov't has ₱173 million standby funds for Egay-affected familieis
by Ellicia Del Mundo26 July 2023
Photo courtesy: Aksyon Radyo Laoag Facebook page

President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said that the national government has ₱173 million stand-by assistance funds for families who may be affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Egay and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon or Habagat.

In his official Twitter account, Marcos also said that food and non-food items are ready for distribution and that the search, rescue, and retrieval teams are now deployed across the country.

The search and rescue team comes from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AF), the Bureau of Fire Protection (AFP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

"Naibalik na rin ang kuryente sa 93.53% ng mga apektadong munisipalidad," the President noted.

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He further said that the national government is ensuring the condition of the affected families in Ilocos, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Soccsksargen.

As of 8 AM, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that Southwest Monsoon and Egay impacted a total of 180,439 individuals or 44,356 families in the eight regions.

Of the total, 2,324 families, or 8,917 individuals are taking shelter in 107 evacuation centers while 472 families, or 2,124 individuals were staying with their family relatives, outside the centers.

According to PAGASA, Typhoon Egay has maintained its strength and made landfall on Dalupiri Island in Aparri, Cagayan at 10 AM on Wednesday.

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Egay is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday morning.

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