A patrol vessel of the the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), which was loaded with relief supplies for victims of typhoon “Odette”, arrived in Central Visayas on Monday, Dec. 20.
In a statement, PCG said that BRP Tubbataha (MRRV-4401) contained 270 sacks of rice, 37 pieces of tarpaulin, four drums of gasoline, four solar sets, two generator sets, and boxes of canned goods and instant noodles for areas hit by the typhoon.
“Tinurn-over ang mga nasabing relief supplies sa PCG District Central Visayas para sa agarang pamamahagi sa mga apektadong pamilya sa Bohol ngayong araw (The relief supplies was turned over to PCG District Central Visayas for immediate distribution to affected families in Bohol today [Dec. 20]),” the statement said.
According to PCG’s report, their personnel rescued a total of 1,032 citizens and evacuated about 12,000 people in Northeastern Mindanao, Northern Mindanao, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Palawan.
In addition, the PCG has responded to 115 maritime incidents, and 90 of them occurred in Central Visayas.
The PCG also reported a list of international tourists in Siargao Island that are in good condition. These tourists are from Switzerland, Australia, the United States (US), and France, among others.
The international tourists are Lukas Zollinger, Zandra Zollinger from Switzerland; Cormac Omally, Michael Bond and Wayne Lipke from Australia; Jason Perrera, Tomas Parker, Craig Coup, and Glen Lewman from the US; Leandro Fernandez, Camille Robiou Dee Pond, Tamara Tokong, Tiffany Allison, Bahia Redjil, and Ambre Renavo from France; Marie Alice Seuren from Belgium; Catarina Pontebida from Denmark; Charlotte Lanny from Singapore; Philip John Jones from Great Britain; Thi Hgi Yen Lee from Vietnam; and Eva Godard (no country mentioned).