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PBBM extends PhP1.2-M humanitarian aid; allots PhP3 billion standby fund for Aghon-hit areas

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. extended PhP1.2 million humanitarian assistance and readied over PhP3 billion standby funds to ensure a wider and faster distribution of government relief to residents affected by Typhoon Aghon.

“Nagbahagi tayo ng mahigit PhP 1.2 milyong humanitarian assistance, at inihanda natin ang mahigit PhP 3 bilyong halaga ng standby funds at prepositioned goods at stockpiles, upang masiguro ang mas malawak at mabilis na tulong para sa ating mga kababayang apektado ng bagyong #AghonPH,” President Marcos said in a statement.

“Asahan nating patuloy ang ating mga ahensya sa pagsuporta sa bawat komunidad at pagtiyak sa maayos na kalagayan ng ating mga mamamayan,” he added.

President Marcos made the remarks as some parts of the country continue to experience the wrath of the weather disturbance.

In its 5:00 am Monday bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Aghon slightly intensified over east of Aurora with severe winds and heavy rainfall.

The eye of the storm is currently at 105 km east of Baler, Aurora moving north northeast at 10 km per hour with a maximum sustained winds of 140 km per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km per hour.

PAGASA said flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible, especially in areas that are highly susceptible to hazards and in localities that had experienced considerable amounts of rainfall for the past days.

Typhoon Aghon is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late Wednesday, according to PAGASA.

PAGASA said Aghon will continue to intensify over the next two days as it moves northeastward over the Philippine Sea and a weakening trend may begin on mid or late Wednesday as it begins interacting with the mid-latitude environment and undergo post-tropical transition. PND