Race to bring food to 'Pablo'-hit towns

Posted at 12/10/2012 4:24 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council admitted Monday that the government is doing everything it can to bring much needed relief goods to residents who were affected by Typhoon Pablo.

NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said a C-130 carrying food and non-food items will be going to Davao today.

Ramos said the death toll from typhoon "Pablo" is now at 647, with 430 of the bodies identified and turned over to their relatives.

The figure is expected to rise as 780 remain missing.

Radio DZMM, December 10, 2012