The total cost of assistance for families affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, which recently battered a large area of Luzon, has reached P125.725 million, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in its update yesterday.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development has spent P77.9 million, local government units (LGUs) shelled out P44.1 million, private partners in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, Cordillera Administrative Region, and National Capital Region – P2.8 million, and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations disbursed P728,492 worth of assistance.
The number of affected families is placed at 932,467, equivalent to 3,830,602 persons residing in 6,321 barangays in these regions.
The number of injured people remains at 68, with 19 others still missing. Death toll stands at 73.
The deaths, injured, and missing were recorded in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, CAR and NCR.
Damage to agriculture was placed at P4.2 billion, incurred in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, Cordillera, and the NCR.
Damage to infrastructure was estimated at P8.7 billion in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Cordillera, and the NCR.
Damaged houses stood at 88,713, with 9,763 destroyed.*PNA