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NDRRMC: Damage from Typhoon Pablo rises to P36.9B

December 25, 2012 9:04am
The damage caused by Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) rose to P36.949 billion as of Tuesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
 
In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said the P2-billion increase was due to new reports of damage to infrastructure and private properties.
 
"Total cost of damages increased by P2 billion due to the updated report from Region 11 (increase in private property in Compostela Valley) and Department of Health," it said.

Damage caused by Pablo was placed at P36,949,230,987.07 so far, including P7,565,044,810 in infrastructure, P26,526,663,474.07 in agriculture, and P2,857,522,703 in private properties.
 
On the other hand, it said the death toll remained at 1,067, with 2,666 injured and 834 still missing.
 
The NDRRMC also said Pablo had affected 711,682 families or 6,243,998 people in 3,064 villages in 318 towns and 40 cities in 34 provinces.
 
Of these, 3,011 families or 13,940 people are staying in 87 evacuation centers.
 
Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said nine bridges and three roads remain impassable while 29 areas are still experiencing power interruption. — RSJ, GMA News
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