‘Pablo’ leaves 4 dead in MisOr

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Thursday, December 6, 2012


AT LEAST four persons were killed while four others were injured when Typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) battered Misamis Oriental Tuesday.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) recorded 12,614 families displaced and 62,516 persons affected in Misamis Oriental.

The PDRRMC identified the fatalities as Rosalina T. Bagongon, 49, from Barangay Kabulawan in Lagonglong town; Rodora Acosta, 40, from Barangay Alipuaton, Salay; Jaime Aban Edpalina of Barangay Kibuging, Gingoog City; and Angelito Baculio, 16, a resident of Barangay Pedro Sa Baculio in El Salvador City. They were killed after being hit by falling trees.

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Those injured were identified as Floro Lomongo, 12, of Barangay Pedro Sa Baculio in El Salvador City; and Daniel Pabate, 13, Jessie Nacaytuna, 21, and Jerry Fuentes, 31, all residents of Salay town. They were injured after they were also hit by falling trees.

The PDRRMC initially recorded 25 totally damaged and 318 partially damaged houses in the province and placed damage to crops at P1,444,525 and P969,000 for fisheries.

Meanwhile, in Cagayan de Oro, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) confirmed there is no casualty in the city.

However, Typhoon Pablo’s damage to the city’s agriculture is reported at P12 million and affected 1,800 farmers, according to Armin Cuenca, CDRRMC vice chair.

Cuenca said based on the rapid assessment done by the City Engineer’s Office, damage to infrastructure in the city is pegged at P6.5 million while damages to schools are reported at P170,000.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, he said 33,027 individuals or 9,089 families have been evacuated.

Some residents from barangays 17, 18, 16, Kauswagan, Gusa, Bonbon, Lapasan and Consolacion even took shelter at the Provincial Capitol on Tuesday.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on December 06, 2012.

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