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Paeng toll at 156, damage at P4.3B

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The death toll due to typhoon “Paeng” has risen to 156, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its bulletin released on Sunday.

HELP FOR MARINDUQUE. Volunteers from the House of Representatives and Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday morning load a truck with 47 sacks of assorted goods,100 sacks of rice, and 50 boxes of corned beef, for Severe Tropical Storm Paeng victims Sta Cruz, Marinduque. Rep. Lord Alan Velasco will distribute the relief goods. The House of Representatives is on its sixth day of relief operations initiated by Speaker Martin G. Romualdez. Ver Noveno

As of 6 a.m. November 6, 141 people have been injured, while 37 others are still missing, the NDRRMC said.

Damage to infrastructure is pegged at P4.3 billion, while agricultural damage is now at P3.08 billion, the report showed.
Of the 1 million affected Filipinos, 954 individuals are still in evacuation centers.

The government has released P167.49-million worth of assistance, the NDRRMC said.

At least four regions have been placed under a state calamity for six months to allow the government to hasten its relief and recovery efforts in areas badly-hit by the typhoon.

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