Flood waters are beginning to recede throughout the typhoon ravaged areas of the northern Philippines, leaving a trail of wreckage throughout central Luzon.
Flood waters are beginning to recede throughout the typhoon ravaged areas of the northern Philippines, leaving a trail of wreckage throughout central Luzon. Communications are still so badly damaged that relief supplies cannot be lifted into the disaster areas in sufficient quantities; starvation now threatens thousands of homeless people. The Philippine armed forces are helping to move emergency supplies of rice by landing craft and amphibious vehicles. United States troops stationed in the Philippines have put ever available helicopter onto supply carrying. In addition to food, they help transport much-needed medical supplies to areas threatened with cholera.
The wife of the President, Mrs Imelda Marcos, rode through the flooded streets of Bulacan in an army amphibious vehicle to inspect the damage. The President has no ??? from Manila to central Luzon to take personal charge of rescue operations.
Latest figures put the member of homeless at two millions. Bulacan is one of worst-hit out of 15 provinces effected by the floods.