• One dead, more than 100,000 people displaced in Negros Occidental


    BACOLOD CITY: A man from Cauayan town in southern Negros Occidental drowned at the height of Typhoon Yolanda last Friday while 112,955 Negrenses from 29 cities and municipalities were evacuated until the weekend, a report of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office as of Sunday night showed.

    By Sunday, majority of the evacuees have returned to their homes.

    The lone casualty was identified as Dominador Daulong, 67, of Barangay Inayawan.

    The 13 persons in Sagay City in the north earlier reported missing were all found Saturday, said Eric Villaluna, officer-in-charge of the Provincial Disaster Management Team Division (PDMPD).

    Eight were from Suyo Island while five were from Molocaboc Island.

    The number of affected Negrenses increased to 112,955 Sunday from 59,209 Saturday.

    Manapla, which declared a state of calamity Saturday, has the most number of residents affected with 17,595.

    Victorias City has 14,140 affected residents; San Carlos City, 11,503; Calatrava, 8,115; Talisay City, 7,180; Kabankalan City, 7,159; Bago City, 6,382; Cauayan, 6,031; Isabela, 5,348; Toboso, 5,176; Ilog, 3,830; Himamaylan City, 2,930; Cadiz City, 2,825;

    Valladolid, 2,480; Murcia, 2,213; Sagay City, 1,650; Binalbagan, 1,449; Hinigaran, 1,430; Sipalay City, 1,162; Escalante City, 1,001; Silay City, 882; E. B. Magalona, 738; Candoni, 628; Pontevedra, 372; San Enrique, 343; Salvador Benedicto, 245; La Castellana, 100; and Moises Padilla, 48. PNA


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