MANILA -- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Thursday afternoon that the initial estimated cost of damage brought by Typhoon Juan to infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries, and schools is P4.83 billion.

The Department of Agriculture Central Action Center however said the value of losses to agriculture alone has already increased to P7.55 billion. The amount covers the estimated cost of damaged irrigation facilities and data from two provinces in Central Luzon (Tarlac and Bulacan).

The loss is still biggest in rice at P5.35 billion, followed by high value commercial crops at P613.49 million, and corn at P348.42 million. The damage to fisheries is placed at P49.94 million, while the estimate for livestock is P4.75 million.

Of the 18 provinces affected, Pangasinan and Isabela suffered the biggest losses estimated at P2.22 billion and P1.24 billion, respectively.

The death toll meanwhile remained at 19 while the number of injured persons was 28. The number of reported deaths is as follows: 11 in Ilocos Region, one in Cagayan Valley, three in Central Luzon, three in Cordillera Autonomous Region, and one in National Capital Region. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)