MANILA – Damage to agriculture and infrastructure from Severe Tropical Storm Paeng has reached more than PHP11 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Thursday.

In its latest situation report, the agency placed damage to agriculture at PHP6.19 billion in the Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), and the Cordillera regions.

About 144,682 farmers and fisherfolk were affected by the tropical cyclone.

Meanwhile, infrastructure damage was estimated at PHP5.05 billion in the Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region, Soccsksargen, BARMM, and Cordillera.

Damaged houses were put at 53,906 -- 47,988 were classified as "partially damaged" and 5,108 were categorized as "totally damaged".

The total number of verified deaths from the tropical cyclone stands at 127, while the number of those injured has reached 146, with 117 confirmed.

A total of 19 out of 30 reported missing persons have been validated. (PNA)