WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The world’s most powerful tropical cyclone yet in 2020 battered parts of the Philippines with destructive winds and torrential rain.
Rolly (Goni) was a super typhoon as it made landfall in the region of Bicol twice on Sunday, November 1. It went on to hit land two more times in the region of Calabarzon as a typhoon, before rapidly weakening into a tropical storm over the West Philippine Sea.
Bookmark this page for PAGASA forecasts, updates in the wake of Rolly’s onslaught, and the latest news on the government’s response to the disaster.
Storm surge victims in Albay appeal for help after Rolly destroyed homes
Storm surge victims in Barangay Sogod, Tiwi town in Albay are appealing for help after Super Typhoon Rolly destroyed their homes.
Residents are seeking donations of clothes, roof materials, water, food, school materials, and livelihood assistance to help them cope with the recent disaster.
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After leaving trail of destruction, Rolly exits PAR as tropical storm
Rolly (Goni) is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), making its exit as a tropical storm at 8 pm on Tuesday, November 3.
Food, housing materials ‘most needed’ in Catanduanes – Robredo
Vice President Leni Robredo said the island province of Catanduanes is in dire need of food supply and housing materials in the wake of the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni).
The Vice President made this assessment after visiting Catanduanes on Tuesday, November 3, the second day of her visit to typhoon-hit Bicol to check on the damage and provide relief goods to affect residents.
Pangilinan urges gov’t: Top up DSWD emergency fund for Bicol, Calabarzon
The social welfare department had no emergency funds left for the Bicol and Calabarzon regions as of Tuesday morning, November 3, and Senator Francis Pangilinan urged the government to immediately replenish these funds.
Quinta, Rolly wipe out P4.6 billion in agricultural goods
Around P4.6 billion worth of agricultural goods were damaged by Typhoon Quinta (Molave) and Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni), initial data from the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed.