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Over 16,900 people affected by ‘Caloy’

More than 16,900 people or nearly 3,390 families were affected by tropical depression “Caloy” as it continues to pummel Mindanao.

Based on the latest bulletin of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) issued Saturday morning, 16,765 people or 3,353 families in nine barangays in the municipality of Asuncion in Davao del Norte while 170 people or 34 families in Barangay Magsaysay in the town of Nabunturan in Compostela Valley have been affected.

Out of the total number, 1,650 people or 330 families were displaced.

At least 1,550 people or 310 families are from Asuncion, Davao del Norte while 100 people or 20 families are from Nabunturan, Compostela Valley.

The government has prepositioned P65.58 million worth of relief resources consisting of 31,539 family food packs.

As of 4 a.m. Saturday, “Caloy” is at 150 kilometers east of Surigao City.

According to the 5 a.m. bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), signal no. 1 is still hoisted over the provinces of Southern Leyte, Bohol, Siquijor, Cebu, Negros Provinces, Guimaras, Iloilo, Antique, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte including Siargao, Dinagat, Northern Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin. (Jomari Guillermo)