MANILA – The amount of damage to agriculture and infrastructure due to Severe Tropical Storm Paeng is nearing the PHP12 billion mark, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Wednesday.
In its situational report, agriculture damage was placed at PHP6.30 billion and these were recorded in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Affected farmers and fisherfolk were placed at 146,927.
Meanwhile, infrastructure damage was estimated at PHP5.6 billion and these were sustained in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, BARMM and CAR.
Damaged houses are now at 64,249 -- 57,888 of which were classified as "partially damaged" and 6,361 were categorized as "totally damaged".
The total number of reported deaths is placed at 162, with 132 confirmed, while injured persons are at 270, with 232 validated.
Missing individuals due to Paeng are placed at 29, 19 of whom were already confirmed. (PNA)