Nearly P80 million in assistance has been given to families in Visayas and Mindanao who were affected earlier this month by a low-pressure area that intensified into Tropical Depression Agaton (Lingling).
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said some P79,803,510.81 was extended by government agencies and non-government organizations.
- P40,154,571.21 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development
- P35,486,090.55 from local government units
- P2,059,685 from non-government and government organizations
The NDRRMC indicated the assistance was given to residents of Regions 5, 10, 11, 12 and Caraga.
As of Tuesday morning, the death toll from Agaton remained at 64, with 85 injured and 10 still missing.
The NDRRMC said 244,344 families or 148,621 people were affected in 1,002 villages in 118 towns in 16 provinces.
Of these, 21,062 families or 102,201 people were displaced and are staying in 228 evacuation centers.
Damage was estimated at P509,905,686.72, including P256,413,750 in infrastructure and P253,491,936.72 in agriculture. —KG, GMA News