Typhoon Glenda’s damages to infrastructure, agriculture reach P7.6 billion — Palace

By on July 20, 2014


Typhoon 'Glenda' plows through Manila. Photo by Shanice Garcia.
Typhoon ‘Glenda’ plows through Manila. Photo by Shanice Garcia.

MANILA — Total damages to infrastructure and agriculture by typhoon “Glenda” reached P7.6 billion, Malacanang announced on Sunday.

Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. told reporters in a press briefing over radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan the cost includes the damages on public buildings, infrastructures, schools and agriculture.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), typhoon Glenda was officially out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of Sunday morning.

Coloma reported that the death toll reached 94, while 317 other persons were injured.

He said the concentration of the casualties was in the Southern Tagalog Region with a total of 62 confirmed deaths — 21 from Quezon province, 17 in Laguna and 13 in Batangas.

Meanwhile, Coloma also said that there are regions that reported zero casualties.

“Sa mga rehiyon at lugar na direktang tinamaan ng bagyo, ang mga lalawigan ng Albay, Camarines Norte, at Masbate ay walang naiulat na nasawi o nagkaroon sila ng zero casualty. Hinggil diyan, mapapansin din natin na sa buong National Capital Region, natamo rin ang zero casualty sa maraming lungsod,” Coloma said.

“Kaya po natin sinasabi itong mga lugar na nakatamo ng zero casualty ay ipinupunto lang dito ang kahalagahan ng maagang preparasyon at ang pagtutok ng mga awtoridad sa pakikipagtulungan ng local government at mga civil society organizations, non-government organizations, at mga mamamayan na napakahalaga po sa pagtiyak sa kaligatasan ng buhay ng mga mamamayan,” Coloma added.