Duterte conducts aerial inspection of typhoon-hit Surigao del Sur
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday took an aerial inspection of Surigao del Sur, one of the hardest-hit areas of Typhoon Auring.
The President was accompanied by his long-time aide and senator Christopher “Bong” Go.
According to Go, Duterte also presided over a situation briefing on the effects of Typhoon Auring.
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles earlier said the President would also distribute aid to typhoon victims.
Surigao del Sur’s Tandag River swelled amid the onslaught of Auring which caused massive flooding in parts of the province.
Several structures in Surigao del Norte also sustained damage due to Auring’s fury.
More than 50,000 individuals in parts of Mindanao were displaced by Auring, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.