President Rodrigo Duterte is set to visit Tuesday victims of Tropical Storm Auring, which left several towns in the Caraga region flooded, a Cabinet official said.
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said President Duterte would check on areas hit by the storm in the Caraga region should the weather permit.
"Weather-permitting, the President intends to visit and bring with him some Cabinet members para mabilis din yung aksyon pag may nakita pa siyang mga gaps at kailangan pang gawin," Nograles said in a press briefing.
Government data showed that some 18,996 families fled their homes due to Auring which dumped heavy rains over the weekend.
Financial assistance has been provided to evacuated families, Nograles said as he assured storm victims that the government remains on top of recovery efforts.