Duterte lauds Albay for achieving zero casualty during Typhoon Tisoy onslaught


President Rodrigo Duterte has lauded the Albay province under the leadership of Governor Al Francis Bichara for achieving zero casualty during the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy.

Duterte presided the post disaster assessment briefing in Legazpi City, Albay last December 6. It was attended by Governors of other Bicol provinces.

“Typhoon Tisoy’s first landfall took place at Gubat, Sorsogon at 11:30 PM of December 2, second in San Pascual in Masbate, third in Marinduque and departed the Philippine Area of Responsibility after its last landfall in Oriental Mindoro,” said the province.

“Typhoon Tisoy caused extreme devastation in Bicol region. As Usec. Ricardo Jalad said during the briefing held at the Legazpi Convention Center on December 5, Typhoon Tisoy caused a total of 1,234,460,000.00 damages to infastructure while 667,710,502.00 on agriculture,” it added

Governor Bichara has also sought the help of the President for assistance for those who were affected by the typhoon.

“I hope you (President Duterte) can help us”, said by Governor Bichara.

Present during the meeting were Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, DA Secretary William Dar, DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Belo III, Senator Bong Go, NDP Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and others.