17 dead, P67M in damage from ‘Maring’


Graphic by Rappler.com

The death toll from the southwest monsoon has risen to 17, according to updates from disaster management and local officials on Wednesday night, August 21, with P67 million in damage caused by the rains. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) noted 15 dead, with one additional body tallied by the Office of Civil Defense in Region IV-A, and another in Pangasinan. The NDRRMC placed initial damage from Maring at P66,763,939 in Regions I (Ilocos), III (Central Luzon), IV-A (CALABRZON), IV-B (MIMAROPA), and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Damage to infrastructure totaled P56,582,000, while agricultural damage amounted to P10,181,939.

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