Philippines was devastated by a super typhoon
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Last December 16th just before Christmas, a catastrophic tropical cyclone named “Rai '' made its first landfall in the Philippines which is known locally as Typhoon Odette. It is considered as the 15th storm and the strongest typhoon last 2021 with peak winds up to 235km/hr making 9 landfalls in the provinces of Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Palawan with 4,879,130 affected indiviuals. Leaving P16,656,694,030.97 worth of damaged infrastructure, and P6,909,439,389.24 worth of agriculture damage.
The government declared these provinces under a 1 year state of calamity to aid the damages caused by Odette. But it didn’t stop there. Government, LGUs, private sectors and individuals join forces to help the victims of the typhoon. The relief continues and as of January 3, 2022, donations reached Php 205, 026, 325.
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With that, the Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and its members including the CosmetiGroup Int’l Corp donates 125 tons of rice to the victims of Typhoon #OdettePH in Talisay, Cebu. Mr. Yoray Ofek, President of the ICCP, himself flew to Cebu with Israeli Ambassador Ilan Fluss and Second Secretary of the Embassy, Mr. Dudu Moyal.
The country may be devastated by the super typhoon but surely with the help of the kababayans, together, we all stand up once again to overcome from such calamities like this Typhoon Odette.