These protocols will be implemented by various government agencies and local government units (LGUs) before the onslaught of the typhoon.

Civil Defense Administrator and NDRRMC Executive Director Ariel Nepomuceno said Sunday that they have identified and activated these protocols in different regions expected to be affected by “Betty.”

“We continue to coordinate with different agencies on preparations for Super Typhoon Betty,” Nepomuceno said. “This is to ensure that all necessary measures are in place from the national down to the local level.”

Meanwhile, teams from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine Coast Guard are on standby for search, rescue and retrieval operations.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported that it has P2.2 billion that can be tapped to help those who will be affected by the typhoon.

The Office of Civil Defense had prepositioned P108.2 million worth of non-food items ready for distribution to communities that will be hit by the typhoon. — Franco Jose C. Baroña