MANILA, Philippines — The United States, Japan and other countries have offered aid to typhoon survivors in the Philippines, according to Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday (Nov. 17).
But he said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) had to process the aid first before this reaches the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), which would be in charge of aid distribution.
“They’re the ones who process,” Lorenzana told reporters in Filipino.
The United States, Japan and the Philippines’ neighboring countries had made known their intent to help, he said.
A string of typhoons in the past few weeks has left a trail of destruction in parts of Luzon and Visayas. Thou…