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Duterte Says to Visit Typhoon Odette Victims

To personally check the situation
by Arianne Merez
Dec 17, 2021
Photo/s: Bobbie Alota, Agence France-Presse

President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he would visit victims of Typhoon Odette (Rai) over the weekend to check on the situation of Filipinos devastated by the monster storm.

At least four deaths have been reported due to Typhoon Odette, the Office of Civil Defense said, citing initial data. ABS-CBN's TV Patrol newscast reported as many as 20 fatalities.

"I'm flying tomorrow to the area also I will hit maybe Leyte, Surigao, and if there's enough time Bohol then day after I would try to visit Cebu then dito sa eastern side of the islands, Bacolod, Iloilo," the President said.

"We prioritize the expenses for this typhoon," he said.

Odette, the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, inundated central and southern Philippines, uprooting trees and destroying homes a week before Christmas.


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