MANILA -- The death toll from super typhoon "Yolanda" in Iloilo has risen to 151, Governor Arthur Defensor said on Tuesday.
Speaking with radio dzMM, Defensor said 14 towns in northern Iloilo were badly affected by Yolanda, leaving around 51,000 houses totally damaged.
Aside from the houses, some school buildings, health centers and day care centers were also damaged during the onslaught of the typhoon, he said.
"Yung mga [residenteng] nasira ang bahay, nakikitira sila sa mga kamag-anak kung meron, they make makeshift huts kasi yung evacuation centers nila nasira rin, lalo na sa mga island-barangay," he said.
Defensor also said the entire northern Iloilo is still without electricity until now.
He said all electric cooperatives in Iloilo have already agreed to help the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in restoring power in the affected towns.
Meanwhile, Defensor expressed gratitude to all the people who have provided relief goods for the victims of Yolanda. -- Report from dzMM