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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

Super Typhoon Egay wrecks 14,562 houses in Cordillera


Tabuk City, Kalinga – At least 14,562 houses were damaged in the Cordillera region after Super Typhoon Egay lashed Northern Luzon last week.


The figure is based on the 8 AM report of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera Monday, July 31.


Totally damaged houses account for 531, while 14,031 were partially ruined.


Abra, the most affected province listed 448 fully destroyed residential houses and 12,225 partially damaged shelters followed by Benguet with 43 totally ruined houses and 476 partially damaged ones.

For other provinces, Apayao noted 21 totally damaged shelters and 317 partially damaged, Ifugao – 9 totally and 394 partially wrecked, Mt. Province – 4 totally and 385 partially destroyed, Kalinga – 3 totally and 168 partially dismantled and Baguio City – 3 totally and 66 partially damaged.


In a recent development, the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) said they started processing housing assistance for Filipinos whose shelters were damaged by the super typhoon.


“Following President Marcos’ pronouncement, DHSUD has already started processing assistance to people affected by Typhoon Egay, not only in Ilocos Region but also in other areas wrecked by the typhoon,” the department said.


DHSUD Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar mentioned that Cordillera is among the regions which will be given temporary shelter materials such as shelter-grade tarpaulins, modular tents, and solar lamps.

Meantime, DSWD-Cordillera stated that it has already given P32.55 million in monetary assistance, as well as food and non-food items, to typhoon-affected families in the region.


A total of P45 million cash aid was also given out by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during his visit to the region over the weekend to four provinces that had been severely affected by Super Typhoon Egay.


Abra got aid worth P20 million, Benguet and Mountain Province each received P10 million, and Kalinga was provided with over P5 million.

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