The Japanese government provided emergency assistance packs for those who were affected during the onslaught of Typhoon Odette in the country, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.
In a tweet, the DFA said the aid, which were delivered by the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), included generators, sleeping mattresses, sleeping pads, dome tents.
Those present to receive the assistance packs were Japanese Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko, JICA Chief Representative Azukizawa Eigo, and representatives from the DFA and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The death toll due to Typhoon Odette continues to rise, reaching 367 as of Friday, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Saturday.
On the other hand, a total of 62 people have remained missing, while 732 reported were injured due to the typhoon that cut a swathe of destruction in Central Philippines and Mindanao.
Odette impacted a total of 3,567,588 people or 918,877 families in 5,674 barangays.
The NDRRMC also estimated P3,999,252,642.04 in damage to infrastructure, and P2,090,445,262.13 in losses to agriculture. —Jamil Santos/KG, GMA News