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House donation drive for areas affected by Typhoon Nalgae

November 06, 2022
The House of Representatives continues its donation drive and relief operations to areas affected by Typhoon Nalgae. — courtesy photo
The House of Representatives continues its donation drive and relief operations to areas affected by Typhoon Nalgae. — courtesy photo

MANILA — More than 4.6 million people have been affected by Typhoon Nalgae (Paeng) in the Philippines, Sputnik quoted the country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) as saying.

The massive displacement of people has triggered a donation drive initiated by the House of Representatives to help victims of Typhoon Nalgae with food packs and other items sent to the provinces of Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Antique, and Quezon.

The Office of House Speaker and Leyte 1st District Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said relief items were given to the affected provinces.

House employees and personnel from local governments and the Philippine National Police (PNP) helped repack, load, and transport the relief goods.

The latest report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council indicated that nearly 4 million people were affected when Paeng swept through Mindanao, Visayas, and Luzon regions last weekend.

The NDRRMC also confirmed Thursday that 94 people died due to Paeng as it is still validating reports on 56 other fatalities.

So far, the NDRRMC said it received reports of 150 deaths, mainly from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao or BARMM (63), Calabarzon (33), and Western Visayas (29).

The number of probable deaths from the typhoon stands at 150, while the number of injured is at 141, NDRRMC said in its Sunday report. At least 37 people are missing. More than a million people were forced to leave their homes because of Nalgae, according to the report.

The typhoon has damaged over 34,600 houses (over 3,100 of them have been completely destroyed. More than 720 infrastructure facilities were damaged.

Nalgae made landfall in the Philippines at the end of last month, causing severe floods and landslides. The typhoon left the Philippines on Monday. — Agencies


November 06, 2022
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