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The Department of Justice has promised assistance to typhoon-affected workers.

On Wednesday, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra promised help to department employees who were harmed by Typhoon Odette.

In a statement to the media, Guevarra stated, “We are compiling information on affected DOJ personnel and will provide them relief assistance, as we have done in the wake of other tragedies.”

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s latest report, at least 11 people have died as a result of Typhoon Odette’s attack (NDRRMC).

The department stated that it is still verifying allegations of 166 more deaths caused by the typhoon.

Two people have been confirmed hurt, and there are reports of another 273 people who have been injured and 38 people who have gone missing.

“If there are victims that cannot be identified by their own relatives or friends, I will request the assistance of the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) forensic group,” Guevarra previously stated.

Relief supplies and medical personnel are being delivered to the impacted areas by ships.

BRP’s presidential yacht Ang Pangulo was turned into a floating hospital to serve the islands of Dinagat and Siargao.

The Philippine Coast Guard’s BRP Gabriela Silang left Manila on Sunday and arrived at Surigao on Tuesday morning, bringing around 50 tons of relief supplies as well as medical, rescue, and relief augmentation teams.

According to the Department of Agriculture, damage and losses in agriculture in Regions Calabarzon, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Central Mindanao, Davao, and Caraga totaled PHP362.3 million as of 5 p.m. Monday, affecting 12,906 farmers and fishers, with a volume of production loss of 20,319 metric tons and 23,438 hectares of agricultural areas but still

Rice, corn, high-value crops, and fisheries are among the commodities that have been impacted.

On its website, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in the Philippines, which is collaborating with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, stated that the storm displaced over 490,000 people.

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