A post-disaster assessment will be conducted in Barangay Mangsee in Balacbac town located in southern part of Palawan that was severely hit by the tropical storm Vinta late last year.
Tropical Storm Vinta
Residents from Balacbac town in Palawan affected by recent calamities received mosquito nets soaked in a Long Lasting Insecticide from Kilusan Ligtas Malaria (KLM).
The province of Palawan looks to strengthening its local disaster risk reduction and management offices this year amid storms that battered the province recently.
Tropical Storm Vinta has left 22 people dead in Brgy. Mangsee, Balacbac Palawan and devastated more than 1,000 houses in the area, Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA) Team reported.
Four more bodies were found in Mangsee Island, Balabac during the search and retrieval operations on Thursday bringing to 22 the number of dead recovered in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Vinta.
Six days after Tropical Storm Vinta hit the southern part of Palawan, the provincial government, together with private agencies and donors, continues to work hand in hand to bring relief efforts for the effected residents.
The Palawan provincial government has already kicked off relief efforts for thousands of families who have evacuated due to Tropical Storm Vinta this Christmas season.
The provincial government of Palawan has already started gearing up for Tropical Storm Vinta as the province's Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) met today to discuss its preparation.
Camarines Sur. Governor Miguel Villafuerte has already alerted the local chief executives in the different cities and municipalities in the province in preparation of the Tropical Storm Vinta.