Good morning, here's what's happening today, Tuesday (Nov. 3).
- President Rodrigo Duterte convened his Cabinet on Monday night and instructed officials to attend to the needs of those affected by Super Typhoon Rolly.
- Duterte also addressed critics of his absence from the public eye last Sunday, at the height of Rolly. He's back in Manila so, "What's your problem?"
- At least 16 people were killed, according to a tally by French News Agency AFP.
- Large parts of the Bicol Region are without electricity, officials said. Restoration works are underway in Southern Luzon.
- A weaker storm, Siony, could graze the Philippines' northeastern tip later this week, according to PAGASA.
ICYMI: Here are images of destruction wrought by Rolly, the strongest typhoon in the world so far in 2020:
Here's an update on COVID-19 cases as of 4 p.m. Nov. 2: