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NDRRMC: Monsoon floods death toll climbs to 77, affected populace at 3M


The death toll from days of heavy rain brought by the enhanced monsoon further went up to 77 as of late Saturday afternoon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.   In its 5 p.m. update, the NDRRMC also said the number of people affected by the rain and floods breached the three-million mark.   Of the 77 dead, 12 perished in landslides, 58 drowned, three were electrocuted, two succumbed to heart attacks, and one was crushed to death by a falling tree.   Among the most recent fatalities are:   - Joey Tolentino, 33, Pampanga (drowning) - Lloyd Navarro, 30, San Fernando City, Pampanga (drowning) - Jefferey Mercado, 17, Porac, Pampanga (drowning) - Eller Terrado, 28, Arayat, Pampanga (drowning) - Anthony Ramos, 31, Olongapo City (drowning) - Alden Majadas, 17, Masinloc, Zambales (drowning) - Rolando Capistrano, 42, Castillejos, Zambales (drowning) - Jomar Balaraw, 21, San Rafael, Bulacan (drowning) - Theodorico Maruli, 70, Hermosa, Bataan (drowning) - Danilo Masangkay, 26, Orion, Bataan (drowning) - Remy Demit, Rodriguez, Rizal (landslide) - Edwin Ramos, Pila, Laguna (drowning)   The NDRRMC also said at least seven people are still missing, while nine were injured. — ELR, GMA News
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