Senator Bong Go on Tuesday renewed his appeal to the executive department to augment the already depleted calamity funds of the local government units, especially those still trying to recover from the onslaught of Typhoons “Rolly” and “Siony” as new Tropical Storm “Ulysses” threatens to hit the country.
“Dapat pro-active tayo — laging handa. Malaki ang posibilidad na pareho ang dadaanan ng bagong bagyo,” he said.
“Tulungan po natin ‘yung mga apektadong mahihirap na LGUs na sapat na makaresponde sa krisis at maprotektahan ang mga komunidad nila,” Go urged.
“Kaya naman po inuulit ko ang aking apela sa gobyerno na i-replenish ang calamity funds ng mga LGUs na apektado ng sakuna. Kailangan nila ng dagdag na pondo pambili ng pagkain, gamot, at iba pang pangangailangan,” he added.
Just like Rolly, Ulysses is expected to make landfall somewhere in Bicol Region as it continues to intensify and may become a typhoon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
Pagasa predicts that Ulysses could move further northwest Monday night before moving towards the province of Camarines Sur.