17 still missing due to Paeng in Maguindanao
Rescuers in Maguindanao are giving up hope of ever finding survivors from Tropical Storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae). Maguindanao provincial administrator lawyer Cyrus Torreña told dzBB they will decide on Monday whether the search and rescue operations for the 17 missing individuals would continue. The Philippine Coast Guard has advised to give up the rescue search and shift to retrieval operations in the province, he said. “That means, we have to accept the possibility that there are no more survivors among the 17 missing.” Based on the official tally of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Sunday, there are still 37 people missing, with 17 from Maguindanao; 10 from Western Visayas; four from Calabarzon; three from Eastern Visayas; and one each from Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa and Cordillera Administrative Region. The storm killed 156 people.
— Frances Mangosing
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Paeng. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through Maya
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.