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NDRRMC: Damage from Typhoon Labuyo tops P1B

August 16, 2013 8:29am
The damage to property from Typhoon Labuyo (Utor) breached the P1-billion mark early Friday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

In its 5 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said the amount covered only the damage recorded in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Cordillera.

As of Friday morning, the NDRRMC said the damage amounted to P1,081,719,037.59, including P358,547,941.93 in infrastructure and P723,171,095.66 in agriculture.

The NDRRMC said Ilocos sustained P613,680 in damage, Cagayan Valley P417,998,472.50, Central Luzon P421,653,318.88, and Cordillera P241,453,386.21.

Labuyo left at least eight dead, seven injured, and four missing.


At least 84,571 families or 383,540 were affected in 666 villages in 87 towns and six cities in 16 provinces.

Of these, 53 families or 203 people are still staying in two evacuation centers.


As of Friday, the NDRRMC said only Barangay Bulawon in Sta. Cruz town in Zambales was still flooded.

Placed under a state of calamity were:

- Zambales: Candelaria, Sta. Cruz, Masinloc towns
- Quirino province
- Aurora: Dinalungan, Casiguran, Dilasag towns

At least 2,556 houses were destroyed, while 17,580 were damaged.

Roads, bridges

Some 15 roads, including 11 in Cordillera and two in Central Luzon, were still impassable. Also impassable was one bridge in Isabela.

Parts of Masinloc and Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Baguio City still experienced power outages. — LBG, GMA News
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