PDCC disclosed that the town of Cabatuan has 4 deaths
due to Typhoon Frank (Typhoon Fengshen)
VP appeals for more relief assistance for Western Visayas

Cabatuan, Iloilo, Philippines
VP appeals for more relief assistance for Western Visayas

PIA 2008/06/24

Iloilo City (24 June) -- Food suppy, dry clothes, medicines and potable water are among the assistance needed by the people who were badly hit by typhoon "Frank" said Vice Pesident Noli De Castro.

"Tumulong na kaagad tayo para sa ganoon ay mapakinabangan kaagad ng ating mga kababayan" said VP de Castro in his appeal for assistance from the public.

Vice President de Castro was in Iloilo City yesterday to conduct an inspection and assessment of areas badly hit by the typhoon and likewise led the distribution of relief goods.

The Iloilo Provincial Disaster Coordinating council reported that 461,757 persons were affected. House totally damaged were recorded at 14,826 and 20,726 families are in the evacuation centers.

The Iloilo PDCC report further disclosed that the town of Janiuay has the most number of deaths at 24, followed by Tigbauan 16, Pavia 12, Leganes 6, Alimodian 4, Cabatuan 4, Sta. Barbara 3, Tubungan 2 and Igbaras 1.

For infrastructure, Iloilo suffered P15, 800,000 losses while P426, 005.35 for agricultureal crops, livestock and fisheries.

The province of Iloilo is now under the state of calamity through Resolution No. 2008-120 and shall now adopt and implement mitigating measures. On population: to extend financial assistance or conduct immediate relief operation to the needy local government units as priority dictates; On infrastructures: to provide immediate rehabilitation of provincial roads and other provincial infrastructures; On Agriculture: to provide immediate rehabilitation programs in food production and livelihood assistance for affected farmers and fisherfolks and On health: to provide immediate health services to affected people and rehabilitation of health facilities and infrastructures. (PIA-MMIO)

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