‘Ulysses’ victims get P126-M worth of assistance

National, News

Assistance worth P125.725 million have already been extended to families affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, which ravaged and flooded vast areas in Luzon.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), in its recent update, said DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) has spent P77.9 million; local government units (LGUs) shelled out P44.1 million; private partners in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and National Capital Region (NCR), P2.8 million; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations have extended P728,492 worth of aid,

The number of affected families is placed at 932,467, consisting of 3,830,602 persons residing in 6,321 communities in the regions mentioned.

The number of injured people remains at 68 with 19 others still missing. Death toll stands at 73. The deaths, injured, and missing were recorded in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, CAR and NCR.

Damage to agriculture in the Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, Cordillera, and the NCR has been placed at P4.2 billion,

Damage to infrastructure was estimated at P8.7 billion, while damaged houses number 88,713, with 9,763 “heavily damaged” and 78,950 “partially damaged.”

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