Typhoon Labuyo (international codename Utor) which hit northern Luzon last August 12 damaged more than P800,000 worth of infrastructure and agriculture. The death toll also rose to 6, while 5 people remained missing. A total of 3,750 houses were damaged across 5 affected regions. Labuyo is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. Aurora and Quirino, and the municipalities of Candelaria, Sta Cruz and Masinloc in Zambales, are all under a state of calamity.
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