President Rodrigo Duterte has offered assistance to Japan, where floods and landslides from heavy rains left 122 people killed, Malacañang said Tuesday.
Dozens of people were still missing in central and western Japan, and with the rains finally letting up on Monday, rescue workers were able to reach previously cut-off places where authorities fear more bodies may be trapped beneath debris.
Duterte offered to send soldiers, engineers and doctors to help in the rescue and rehabilitation efforts of Manila's disaster-hit ally, his spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters after the President's 8-hour meeting with his Cabinet.
The Philippines, Roque said, will also send medicine to Japan.
Over 70,000 emergency workers have been deployed to dig through flood waters and the aftermath of landslides.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled a 4-country foreign trip. He was expected to visit the disaster-hit region later this week.
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With an under-equipped military and coast guard, the Philippines has also looked to Japan to boost maritime security as the 2 nations face separate sea disputes with China.