From InterAksyon (Sep 23): Air Force flies relief goods to typhoon-battered Batanes; NEA to restore power
A Philippine Air Force C-130 aircraft loaded with relief goods landed in Batanes, the worst-hit province when typhoon "Odette" (international codename: Usagi) struck Northern Luzon.
Malacanang also said personnel of the National Electrification Admiinstration are on their way to Batanes to restore power, which has been down since Friday, even before Odette made landfall.
Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda said some telecommunication companies have also sent representatives to Batanes to provide charging stations to affected residents.
The country's northernmost province, which is regularly visited by typhoons, was battered by winds in excess of 200 kilometers per hour, although there have been no reports of casualties there.