Missing from ‘Pablo’ now over 900–NDRRMC

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MANILA, Philippines — Over 900 persons remained missing due to typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), which battered Visayas and Mindanao more than a week ago, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday.

The number at 932 increased despite the rescue of 296 fishermen early this week.

Meanwhile, of the 906 who died, only 575 have been identified, the NDRRMC said.

Of the 5 million affected by the storm, over 850,000 continue to be served by the government in evacuation centers.

Nearly 150,000 houses were damaged while 60,283 others were completely destroyed.

The strongest typhoon to hit the country this year also left about P15 billion worth of damages with nearly P10 billion worth of agricultural losses.

Tropical storm “Sendong” (international name Washi), the deadliest storm to hit the country last year, killed 1,200 people.

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  • kilabot

    zero casualty means hundreds dead and missing; 
    that’s noykapon’s new normal.

  • joboni96

    survivor ang pilipino

    1. massive food for work projects
    2. massive worker intensive rebuilding projects
    3. pwede na fishing kaagad – buy their fish at fair prices to feed the people
    4. buy fallen coconut trees for coco lumber in rebuilding projects
    5. vegetables muna before long term coconut replanting
    6. native chicken and goats dispersal with replace clause
    7. metro manila discarded ads tarpaulins as roofs
    8. stop all logging and quarrying in the watershed
    9. collect all logs to be used for school reconstruction in the area
    10. confiscate the assets of illegal loggers and quarry operators – distribute to victims

    dpwh sec singson
    magpagawa ng mga bailey bridges locally
    use, store, reuse after calamities

    gen. problem ng ndrrmc mag resign ka na
    punta ka na ng u.s. at doon maghasik ng panic

  • catmanjohn

    The subject of ‘Climate Change’ or ‘Global Warming’, must not be left out of this story for it is the real culprit of the high death tolls. The North East U.S. recorded highest water temperatures where records were broken, and in October, when the waters were warmest, yielded the Super Storm Sandy, which left the Tri-State area in shock and awe of its devastation. The Pacific waters had record breaking temperatures during July and August, and again, during the last days of November produced a Super Typhoon of phenomenal strength, that could have done even more damage had it tracked its original forecast towards Manila after slicing thru other populated cities. Every person on this planet must do their part by using less fossil fuels, driving less and biking more. Otherwise we are doomed in our lifetime, and such storms will be expected as the norm.

  • tonyoks

    so now that the “damages” are still piling up, where to NDRRMC ???

    Yung information campaign nyo pam pa pogi points lang yun dahil hindi rin naman na dessiminate  ng maayos.

    walang totoong aksyon…kagaya ng pag punta sa mga liblib na lugar gamit ang mga helicopters nyo…para makita ng mga tao gaano kaseryoso ang sitwasyon…sabay pagpadala ng mga sasakyan ng gobyerno para ilikas na agad.

    kung makita ito ng mga kababayan natin sa mga lugar na maapektuhan ma-eenganyo na silang
    mag-evacuate na rin…

    kaso talgang information dessimination lang talaga ang kaya eh…

    deep in the back of their minds (NDRRMC), alam nilang sa lakas ng bagyong yun, walang struktura sa mga lugar na to ang makakaligtas…kaya siguro hinyaan na lang nila at alam nilang wala silang magawa….

    kaya???

  • Your_King

    Aquino has already forgotten about the victims and their families. He’s already used the RH Bill issue to take attention away from this group to avoid people from realizing that he isn’t doing much to help the victims. By next week his next agenda of distraction is to bring up FPGMA again just to further distance himself from helping the ‘Pablo’ victims.

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