Bilang ng mga nasawi sa Bagyong Yolanda, patuloy na nadaragdagan

admin   •   November 20, 2013   •   11697

Bagaman ang karamihan sa mga naitalang namatay sa pananalasa ng Bagyong Yolanda ay naiburol at nailibing na, sa paglaon ng araw ay patuloy pa rin tumataas ang bilang ng mga nasawi na karamihan ay sa pagkakadiskubre sa patuloy na clearing operations na isinasagawa ng pamahalaan. (ROMALDO MICO SOLON / Photoville International)

Bagaman ang karamihan sa mga naitalang namatay sa pananalasa ng Bagyong Yolanda ay nailibing na, sa pagdaan ng mga araw ay patuloy pa rin tumataas ang bilang ng mga nasawi na karamihan ay sa pagkakadiskubre sa patuloy na clearing operations na isinasagawa ng pamahalaan. (ROMALDO MICO SOLON / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines – (Update) Umabot na sa 3,982 ang naitalang nasawi sa pananalasa ng Bagyong Yolanda.

Batay sa tala ng National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC), nadagdagan din ang bilang ng sugatan na umaabot na sa 18,266 habang 1,602 pa rin ang nawawala.

Sa ngayon ay umaabot na sa 2,166,891 pamilya o katumbas ng 10,047,652 indibidwal ang naitalang naapektuhan ng bagyo, kung saan karamihan dito ay nananatili pa rin sa mga evacuation center.

Umabot na rin sa P11, 737,153,892.92 ang halaga ng pinsalang iniwan ng bagyo sa agrikultura at imprastraktura.

Samantala, nasa P372, 228,400.31 na ang naipamahaging relief assistance ng gobyerno sa mga nasalanta sa Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, at CARAGA. (UNTV News)

21 cases of COVID-19 variants detected in Caraga — DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   June 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) Center for Health Development-Caraga reported 21 cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) variants in the region.

This is based on the latest results of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) received from the University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center.

Of the samples sent, 13 samples tested positive for B.1.351 (first detected in South Africa), seven for B.1.1.7 (first detected in the UK) and one for P.3 (first detected in the Philippines).

The confirmed B.1.351 cases are locals of the following areas:
Bislig City (7)
Lianga, Surigao del Sur (4)
Cortes, Surigao del Sur (1)
Tandag City (1).

Meanwhile, the confirmed B.1.1.7 cases are from the following areas:
Barobo, Surigao del Sur (2)
Butuan City (2)
Esperanza, Agusan del Sur (1)
Lianga, Surigao del Sur (1)
Madrid, Surigao del Sur (1).

The confirmed P.3 variant case is a resident of Tandag City.

Initial investigation showed that among these 21 variant cases, 13 have no travel history outside their area and eight are close contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Currently, out of the 21, eighteen (18 ) are already asymptomatic and back to their normal daily routine, while one is still recovering at home.

Two cases with the B.1.351 variant died while admitted in the hospital – one (1) from Bislig City and another from Cortes, Surigao del Sur.

Concerned local health authorities are currently implementing the mandatory quarantine and control measures including rigorous tracing of the 1st to 3rd generation close contacts and re-swabbing of confirmed cases with COVID-19 variants

“With the increasing cases and continuous emergence of COVID-19 variants of concern in the region, we are appealing to the Caraganons to strictly adhere to the health protocols and minimum public health standards,” said DOH Caraga Regional Director Cesar Cassion.

“We also strongly encourage immediate vaccine uptake once the vaccines are available to your respective priority eligible group. Let us remember that by following these health measures, transmission across population and further mutation of COVID-19 can be prevented. So, let us continue to be vigilant and work together to end this pandemic,” he added.

Death toll due to TS Dante rises to 6 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The number of fatalities due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante has climbed to six, while three others were reported missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said two persons were also reported injured. The casualties were recorded in Regions 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, and MIMAROPA.

A total of 12,260 families or 55,226 individuals in 177 barangays were affected by Dante’s onslaught. Of this tally,  4,439 families or 16,680 persons are currently taking shelter in 140 evacuation sites.

The NDRRMC said a total of 23 road sections and four bridges were affected in Calabarzon, Caraga, and Regions 7, 8, 11, and 12. As of Friday, 2 roads and 3 bridges remained unpassable.

A total of 12 houses sustained damage due to the effects of the storm.

The NDRRMC said power interruptions were experienced in 18 provinces in Regions 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, MIMAROPA, and Caraga while 2 provinces in Region 8 are still experiencing communication network interruption.

Due to the cancellation of sea travel during Dante’s onslaught, 2,085 passengers, 691 rolling cargoes, 46 vessels, and 4 motorbancas were stranded in various ports in the country.

Twenty-six ports, on the other hand, have resumed operations.

Tropical Storm Dante left a total amount of P14,603,719 worth of agricultural damage, and P53,730,000 damage to infrastructure in parts of Visayas and Mindanao, the NDRRMC said.

NDRRMC: 3 dead, 1 missing due to onslaught of ‘Dante’

Robie de Guzman   •   June 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Three people were reported dead while one was missing amid the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said the fatalities were reported in Regions 12 and 13.

Two others were reported injured due to the storm.

The NDRRMC said a total of 556 families or 2,642 individuals in Regions 11 ad 12 were affected by ‘Dante’. Of which, 158 families or 604 persons are currently taking temporary shelters in 10 evacuation sites.

A total of four houses were reported damaged in Region 11.

A total of 10 road sections and three bridges were affected in Regions 7, 11, 12, and Caraga. Two of the 10 roads and the bridges are still not passable.

Three cities and municipalities in Regions 8 and Caraga also experienced power interruption, the NDRRMC said.

Tropical Storm Dante left P7.93 million worth of damage in agriculture, affecting 442 farmers with 349 hectares of agricultural areas and volume of production loss at 220 metric tons, it added.

The NDRRMC also noted several incidents of landslide, flooding, and flashfloods in Region 12 and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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