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‘Labuyo’ affects 7,000 families

Typhoon Labuyo left four people dead while 40 others missing. (Photo by Solarnews)

Not only did typhoon Labuyo left most of northern Luzon in a wreck, but it also affected 7,000 families or 31,000 individuals.

Based on the estimate of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, 45 towns and three cities from 12 provinces were greatly affected by the typhoon.

Families affected are currently in evacuation centers in regions 1, 2, 3, 5 and CAR.

Labuyo (international name Utor) is so far the strongest typhoon that has entered the Philippines in 2013.

Meanwhile, Malacañang assured that the Department of Social Welfare and Development has sufficient relief goods for those affected by the typhoon in Aurora and other towns in northern and central Luzon.

According to Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Sonny Coloma, before Labuyo even struck the country, funds and relief goods were on standby.

In fact, the NDRRMC and local government are monitoring the relief operations to towns that are affected. (Chris Capulso)

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