As of July 17, 2014, 2:00 PM

MALATE, MANILA-  A Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary was reported dead in the municipality of Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro following the beating of Typhoon Glenda. Jaymark Sayson, 17, died of drowning while crossing a river at the height of the typhoon.

In so far, six evacuation centers in Occidental Mindoro still shelters 126 affected families. A combined total of over 1,200 relief packs were distributed by the respective Local Government Unit (LGU) of Marinduque, Occidental and Oriental Mindoro. Furthermore, the number of houses that were completely damaged increased to 40 households, 25 of which are in Gasan, Marinduque

DSWD is in close cooperation with the LGU of provinces and municipalities in MiMaRoPa to provide augmentation support when necessary.

A total of four (4) individuals in the region were confirmed dead, as of this writing.

The Department is in pursuit of gathering reports and data to provide further assistance to the affected areas and families in the region. ###

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