MANILA – The cost of damage brought by typhoon "Vinta" has risen to P207,064,258, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
The NDRRMC said the cost of damage to agriculture in Ilocos Region and Cagayan Valley is now at P205,719,258.
Cagayan province suffered the most, losing P162,511,830 worth of palay and P18,365,750 in high-value commercial crops (mango, banana, papaya and vegetables) and P2,061,500 in corn.
The cost of damage to infrastructure, on the other hand, was pegged at P1,345,000.
The death toll from the typhoon remains at 3. One person was injured while Loridel Baldos of San Juan, Abra and Jerry Gatan of Cabagan, Isabela remain missing.
The typhoon affected 220,443 people in 39 towns, and damaged 28,220 homes.
Meanwhile, four towns in the province of Apayao have been placed under state of calamity.
Apayao Provincial Administrator Vincent Talatag said members of the provincial council have agreed to place the towns of Luna, Flora, Pudtol and Sta. Marcela under state of calamity due to extent of damage they sustained.
Talatag said about 80% of the province remains without electricity. - with a report from Dennis Datu, dzMM