‘Juan’ kills 2 in Cagayan, Kalinga


Posted at Oct 18 2010 09:27 PM | Updated as of Oct 19 2010 05:27 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Typhoon 'Juan' has killed 2 people in northern Luzon as of posting time, based on reports of the government’s civil defense agency. 

One man drowned in Cagayan province while a woman was killed by a falling tree in Kalinga, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC).

The Tuguegarao City casualty was identified as Vicente Decena while the victim in Kalinga was identified as Joana Respero of Rizal town. 

The NDRRMC, formerly called the National Disaster Coordinating Council or NDCC, said a total of 3,687 people have fled their homes in Isabela, Cagayan, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

Some parts of Northern Luzon have no electricity while electrical posts toppled and trees were uprooted by the typhoon’s strong winds, the agency said. 

Bus trips cancelled

Victory Liner has cancelled all trips going to and coming from the Cagayan Valley due to poor weather, according to company operations manager Ronald Sarmiento. 

The transport firm also cut 15 trips to Isabela. 

Its operations in Pampanga, Baguio, Zambales, and Pangasinan remained normal, according to Sarmiento. - with a report from Gretchen Malalad, ABS-CBN News