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The death toll from the storm rose to 48, most of them from a series of flash floods and landslides in Mindanao
Social action centers in affected dioceses are already on stand-by and ready to conduct an initial impact assessment
"Our social action centers are already capacitated to act accordingly," said Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo, head of Caritas Philippines
Around 10 million people were without power in districts along the coast on Tuesday
The government plans to evacuate about 2.5 million people from the most vulnerable areas in the path of the storm before the cyclone hits
The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa on October 10 will turn over 63 housing units to families devastated by the typhoon last December
Caritas Philippines has launched its “Alay Kapwa” solidarity appeal last week to all dioceses “so we can better respond to the emerging needs"