Super typhoon Goni made landfall in Bato, Catanduanes on the early morning of 1 November, 2020. The category 5 typhoon considered as the world’s strongest typhoon this year, had maximum sustained winds of 225 km/hr and gustiness of up to 280 km/hr and moving at 25 kph affecting 372,716 families or 1.4 million people in five regions across Central and Southern Luzon. Last week a weaker typhoon, typhoon Quinta affected the same areas while another one, typhoon Atsani, has entered the Philippines right behind Goni on a slightly different path. Philippines is still experiencing high number of COVID-19 cases which makes the situation complicated.
ACT Philippines Forum has convened and plans to raise an appeal to support their response. The members have been coordinating with other humanitarian actors especially through faith-based networks, NASSA/Caritas Philippines and the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches – PhilRADS,