Paeng death toll jumps to 162 | Inquirer News

Paeng death toll jumps to 162

/ 01:03 PM November 16, 2022
Maguindanao halts search for missing landslide victims

ALL GONE What used to be the housing relocation site of the indigenous Teduray community in Sitio Tinabon, Barangay Kusiong, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte, is now an open field of thick mud and boulders which came down from Mt. Minandar, where the landslide originated following torrential rains spawned by Severe Tropical Storm “Paeng” (international name: Nalgae) on Oct. 27. —PHOTO COURTESY OF DXMS STATION MANAGER DREMA Q.BRAVO

MANILA, Philippines — The number of reported deaths left by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng has climbed to 162, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its latest incident report on Wednesday.

Out of these deaths, 132 are confirmed while 30 are still for validation. Most were reported at Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) at 66.

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Western Visayas posted 37 deaths, while Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) also logged 33 deaths.

The following regions also reported fatalities:

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  • Eastern Visayas – 5
  • Zamboanga Peninsula – 4
  • Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos City) – 4
  • Cagayan Valley – 3
  • Mimaropa (Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan) – 3
  • Central Luzon – 2
  • Bicol Region – 2
  • Central Visayas – 2
  • Cordillera Administrative Region – 1

Metro Manila has zero fatalities.

There are still 29 missing persons, while 270 were injured.

According to NDRRMC, agricultural losses were estimated at P6.4 billion while infrastructure losses were pegged at P5.6 billion.

Paeng tore off roofs, uprooted trees, toppled concrete electric posts, wiped out crops, flooded villages and caused flash floods and landslides in several parts of the country last month.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has placed Calabarzon Bicol Region, Western Visayas, and the BARMM under a state of calamity.

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