MANILA, July 7 (PNA) — Malacañang is monitoring the expected entry of typhoon ‘Falcon’ in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as tropical storm ‘Egay’ exited on Tuesday morning, an official has said.
President Benigno S. Aquino III is waiting for updates and the comprehensive report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council with regards to typhoon Egay, which struck northern Luzon, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said during Tuesday’s press briefing at the Palace.
“At hinihintay natin o inaantabayanan naman natin sa ngayon ang papalapit na Tropical Storm Falcon,” he told reporters.
The government is also keeping track of the situation on the ground, especially areas affected by flooding, Coloma said.
“Iyon naman pong mga local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, sa pangunguna ng mga provincial and local government officials, ay ginagawa ang kanilang mga tungkulin,” he said.
These councils respond to emergencies in their localities, he said, adding that the national government was ready to extend additional assistance, if necessary.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said tropical storm ‘Egay’ moved out of the PAR on Tuesday morning but noted that typhoon ‘Falcon’ was expected to enter on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday. (PNA)