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Marcos okays P1.2-m ‘Aghon’ emergency aid

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President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has released P1.2 million in humanitarian aid and additionally prepared over P3 billion for residents affected by Typhoon “Aghon.”

“We shared over P1.2 million in humanitarian assistance, and we prepared over P3 billion worth of standby funds and prepositioned goods and stockpiles to ensure broader and faster aid for our fellow countrymen affected by typhoon #AghonPH,” Mr. Marcos said in a statement.

The President assured that government agencies will continuously ensure the welfare of the public during the typhoon.

Signal No. 2 lifted as ‘Aghon’ shifts away from Philippines.

Typhoon “Aghon” slightly shifted east-northeastward while moving away from the Philippine landmass on Monday afternoon.

Its center was estimated at 155 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora. Packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph, Aghon was moving east-northeastward at 10 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1 was raised over the eastern portion of Quirino, the southern portion of Nueva Vizcaya, the eastern portion of Isabela, Aurora, the northern portion of Quezon, including Polillo Islands, and the northwestern portion of Camarines Norte.

Aghon will move generally northeastward over the Philippine Sea for the entirety of the forecast period. It is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday afternoon or evening as a typhoon.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Aghon will continue to intensify over the next 24 to 36 hours as it moves northeastward over the Philippine Sea.

A weakening trend may begin on mid or late Wednesday as the typhoon begins interacting with the mid-latitude environment and undergoes post-tropical transition.

According to the weather bureau, Aghon is less likely to directly bring significant amounts of rainfall within the next three days.

However, the southwesterly wind flow enhanced by the typhoon will bring moderate to heavy rains over Western Visayas and portions of MIMAROPA in the next two days.

Editor’s Note: This is an updated article. Originally posted with the headline P1.2-M aid released to ‘Aghon’-hit Filipinos


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