We hope you kept safe and dry from Typhoon Ulysses. Here's what's happening today, Thursday (Nov. 12).
- Ulysees was expected to hit land late last night and was forecast to be at its closest to Metro Manila between 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Thousands have been evacuated.
- Disaster reponse authorities were particularly concerned about storm surges. Here's how you can prepare for it.
- Twitter took notice of the NDRRMC's up to the minute alerts on the storm.
- Work in government offices and classes are suspended up to today. Check with your airline for canceled flights.
Here's news you can use:
- You'll need a helmet and long sleeves to get an Angkas or Joyride motor taxi once they resume. Here are the rules.
- Don't fall for scammers who charge a fee for incoming foreigners, according to the DFA.
- There are roughly 7,200 hotels, inns and resorts that are certified to reopen by the Department of Tourism. Be sure to check for a Certificate of Authority to Operate before booking.
- What's it like to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to tens of millions of people? It's an intricate dance of freezers and cargo planes that is unprecedented in human history.
Here's an update on COVID-19 cases as of 4 p.m. of Nov. 11: