'Gener' death toll rises to 40

Posted at 08/03/2012 9:56 AM | Updated as of 08/04/2012 11:52 AM

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – The death toll from tropical cyclone “Gener” has risen to 40 as more people were reported to have drowned, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

Based on NDRRMC data, a total of 24 people drowned during Gener’s onslaught, while 11 died after being hit by falling trees. Five died of other causes.

NDRRMC executive director and concurrent Office of Civil Defense administrator Benito Ramos 3 more people drowned in Malabon City; 3 in Ilocos Sur; 3 in Bataan; 3 in Bulacan; and one each in Pampanga and Occidental Mindoro.

• Angela Nicole Gregorio, 12; Patricia Gregorio, 11; and Elisa Mae Dolfino (Valenzuela residents who drowned in Malabon City)
• Anthony Capsuyan, 25 (Ilocos Sur)
• Reynaldo Polca Frio, 38 (Ilocos Sur)
• Arlene Tinaza Paz, 16 (Ilocos Sur)
• Leyan Hayo, 28 (Bataan)
• Crisanto Rapusol, 22 (Bataan)
• Winnie Capiles, 43 (Bataan)
• CJ Marco Carlos, 6 months (Obando, Bulacan)
• Jerome Orea, 19 (Obando, Bulacan)
• Justine Francisco, 19 (Meycauayan, Bulacan)
• Angel Ignacio, 6 (Masantol, Pampanga)
• Hazel Mae Arpullos, 6 (Occidental Mindoro)

The other drowning victims are:

• Arcangel Bicoy, 59 (Quezon)
• Efren Salvacion, 41 (Obando, Bulacan)
• Patrick dela Rosa, 12 (Marilao, Bulacan)
• Bernald Buzon, 35 (Rizal)
• Maria Datingginoo, 45 (Tingloy, Batangas)

• Ronald Necor, 33 (Bugasong, Antique)
• Efren Forawit, 34 (Mountain Province)
• Renante Cimafranca Jauculan Jr., 10 (Dipolog City)
• Laga Gani Toni, 38 (Kabuntalan, Maguindanao)
• Datu Toni Jr., 1 (Kabuntalan, Maguindanao)

Meanwhile, the following people died after being hit by uprooted trees:

• Mary Jane Lima, 24 (Silay City, Negros Occidental)
• Madeline Caminade, 48 (Arevalo, Iloilo City)
• Emelia Pasugiron (Bayawan City, Negros Oriental)
• Andrei Pasugiron (Bayawan City, Negros Oriental)
• Augusto Campo (Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental)

• Mariel M. Manzano, 11 (San Agustin, Romblon)
• Edna R. Ibañez, 40 (Cajidiocan, Romblon)
• Fernando Rellon, Jr., 3 (Getafe, Bohol)
• Jury Betaganzo (Getafe, Bohol)
• Maylin Betaganzo (Getafe, Bohol)

• Teodoro Flores, 40 (San Pablo, Laguna)

The other casualties are:

• Prisca S. Pacyaya, 64 (Itogon, Benguet) – buried in landslide
• Clinton P. Idio, 15 (Tublay, Benguet) – buried in landslide
• Ernest Flores, 60 (Alaminos, Pangasinan) – died during vessel accident
• Danieles Hipolito (Bacoor, Cavite) – electrocuted
• Ricardo Eduque, 37 (Capiz) – electrocuted

Meanwhile, two people from Benguet and one each from Ilocos Sur and Iloilo were reported missing and feared to have drowned.

NDRRMC said at least 34 were injured.

Gener destroyed some P240.15 million in agriculture and infrastructure nationwide. At least 4,304 houses were damaged.

At least 111,097 families or 519,665 persons were affected by Gener, which exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday evening.

PAGASA said monsoon rains are expected but they will not be as strong as the past days’ downpours.

It is also monitoring a new low pressure area (LPA) that could become a cyclone.

The LPA was last spotted 1,800 kilometers east of the Philippines.

It will be named “Helen” if it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility and becomes a tropical cyclone.