Aug 162013
The death toll from Typhoon Labuyo (international name Utor) rose to at least 10 as of Friday night and the latest fatalities are from Pangasinan province.

In its 5:00 p.m. update posted on its website Friday night, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) identified one of the two as Geronimo Lacson, 64.

Lacson, a resident of Bugallon in Pangasinan, died from a heart attack after falling down while sweeping out floodwaters from his house, it said.

At least seven were injured and four remained missing, the NDRRMC added.

The NDRRMC said at least 86,295 families or 398,813 people in 678 villages in 87 towns and seven cities in 16 provinces were affected.

However, it said all evacuation centers had been closed, with those still affected staying with friends and relatives.


At least 15 roads and one bridge remained impassable while power outages are still being experienced in parts of Zambales, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Baguio City.

Some 2,565 houses were destroyed while 18,090 were damaged.

Barangay Bulawon in Sta. Cruz, Zambales was still flooded as of Friday afternoon.

Damage to property was estimated at P1,084,144,361.59, including:

  • P358,547,941.93 in infrastructure, and
  • P725,596,419.66 in agriculture.

Central Luzon sustained the greatest damage at P424,078,642.88, followed by:

  • Cagayan Valley with P417,998,472.50,
  • Cordillera with P241,453,386.21, and
  • Ilocos with P613,680.

– VVP, GMA News

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