ABS-CBN's Operation Sagip gives aid to 9,500 typhoon victims

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 27 2016 07:31 PM

ABS-CBN's Operation Sagip has served 1,900 families or 9,500 individuals who were affected by Typhoon Nina that ravaged the country during the Christmas weekend.

As of Dec. 27 4 p.m., Operation Sagip has given aid to 500 families in Nabua, Camarines Sur; 550 families in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; and 450 families in Baco, also in Oriental Mindoro.

The Operation Sagip relief program is still ongoing to help more affected families.

At least seven people were killed while 18 others went missing during the onslaught of Nina.

More than 23,000 families also remain housed in 367 evacuation centers.

As Nina concentrated its strength on the Visayas and Southern Tagalog regions, the provinces of Catanduanes and Camarines Sur were the hardest hit. Albay, Marinduque, and Oriental Mindoro were also badly affected.
 
Power supply remains cut off Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Quezon, Batangas and Marinduque.

Initial estimates by the Department of Agriculture pegs the cost of damage due to Nina to be P295 million worth of rice crops and another P85 million worth of corn. Over 87,000 hectares of rice and 6,000 hectares of corn in Bicol and Calabarzon were likewise damaged, it said. - With reports from Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News