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44 reported dead in Quezon province due to supertyphoon Milenyo

by Jun Mendoza and RM Orinday

Lucena City (3 October) -- Human casualties in the Province of Quezon have reached 44 as Supertyphoon "Milenyo" battered almost the entire province last Thursday.

A report gathered by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) here listed 32 confirmed dead and 12 still being verified by relatives.

PSWDO also reported 16 injured and 7 missing. Following is the PSWDO report:

Confirmed dead:
NameAge (Yrs)LocalityRemarks
1. Elmerto Alcantara30Brgy. Inabuan, San Francisco, Quezondrowned
2. Liza Alcantara20San Francisco, Quezondrowned
3. Evelyn Alcantara3San Francisco, Quezondrowned
4. Eryl Alcantara2San Francisco, Quezondrowned
5. Resurrection Carabuena53San Francisco, Quezondrowned
6. Jeremiah Olvida3San Francisco, Quezondrowned
7. Divina Valdepena53San Francisco, Quezondrowned
8. Antonio Tolda13San Francisco, Quezondrowned
9. Richard Tolda8San Francisco, Quezondrowned
10. Lenita Tolda6San Francisco, Quezondrowned
11. Jormalyn Tolda4San Francisco, Quezondrowned
12. Gemma Tolda2San Francisco, Quezondrowned
13. Luzviminda Cano50San Francisco, Quezondrowned
14. Antonio Villarosa Guinayangan, Quezonhit and killed by fallen tree
15. Simeon Azurez51Polillo, Quezon 
16. Estenele Gonzales47Catanauan, Quezon 
17. Melchor Bungay46Quezon,Quezondrowned
18. Fred Jose Quezon, Quezondrowned
19. Ricater Alvarez Brgy. Parang, Pagbilao, Quezondrowned
20. Victor Arevalo43Brgy. Panikihan, Gumaca, Quezonhit by fallen coconut tree
21. Nario43Brgy. Cadlit of Buenavista, Quezonhit by fallen coconut tree
22. Felipe Grimaldo59Brgy. Inalig, Atimonan, Quezonhit by fallen coconut tree
23. Virginia Grimaldo70Brgy. Inalig, Atimonan, Quezonhit by fallen coconut tree
24. Conrado Pasamba69Zone 4, Atimonan, Quezonhit by fallen coconut tree
25. Joan Ebora8Brgy. Cabuyao Norte, Padre Burgos, Quezon 
26. Trexie Piamonte Brgy. Pahinga Sur, Candelaria, Quezon 
27. Hermenegildo Gutierrez40Brgy. San Andres, Candelaria, Quezon 
28. Aileen Alde Brgy. Silongin, San Francisco, Quezon 
29. Romulo Alcayde Brgy. Silongin, San Francisco, Quezon 
30. Nenita Mercadeja70Brgy. Mercedez, Quezon, Quezondrowned
31. Marlon Malining30Agdangan, Quezonhit by fallen coconut tree
32. Allan Panganiban13Brgy. Lusacan, Tiaong, Quezonhit by fallen coconut tree
12 other fatalities are still being verified by authorities
Reported injured
1. Fernando Caraniel35Caridad Ilaya, Atimonan, Quezonhit by fallen G.I. Sheet
2. Ernesto Trinidad32Atimonan, Quezonhit by coconut tree
3. Popot Devilles Atimonan, Quezon 
4. Raquel Almacen Mauban, Quezon 
5. Marcelo Almacen Mauban, Quezon 
6. Melchor Viaje Mauban, Quezon 
7. Dioscorro Calvario Mauban, Quezon 
8.Maribel Trinidad Mauban, Quezon 
9. Apolinario Merantal Mauban, Quezon 
10. Jojie Coronacion Mauban, Quezon 
11. Lourdes Macaraig Mulanay, Quezon 
12. Gregorio Quindoza Mulanay, Quezon 
13. Ramon Christopher de los Reyes   
14. Rona Litana   
15. Conrado Letargo   
16. Albert Rejano Tiaong, Quezon 
Reported missing:
1. Aileen Alde San Francisco, Quezon 
2. Julie Ann Alde6San Francisco, Quezon 
3. Jenny Alde4San Francisco, Quezon 
4. Susan Emprese San Francisco, Quezon 
5. Baby Alcantara San Francisco, Quezon 
6. Leslie Antonette Cano9San Francisco, Quezon 
7. Medardo Atienza52Polillo, Quezon 

Affected towns suffered brownouts. Electricity was restored in some parts of Lucena City since Friday, but still some place, particularly subdivisions are still without electricity as of today. Some government offices are without electricity,especially the provincial capitol building as of today.

Drinking water is still a problem. Generator sets are fast commodities in malls in the city at the height of brownouts. Prices of commodities such as foods and other household items slightly increased.

Classes resumed today in all levels.

As of this writing, the Quezon Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council is busy with the relief and rescue operation to areas severely affected by the typhoon while assessing the amount of destroyed properties particularly in the agricultural sector which was most damaged according to Dr. Henry Buzar, Chairman of the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC-Quezon). (PIA-Quezon) [top]

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