‘Pablo’ wrecks 349 houses,
causes 2,875 to evacuate
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Typhoon Pablo destroyed 43 houses and damaged 306 others in four towns and two cities in Negros Occidental, and caused 2,875 to evacuate as a preventive measure against its wrath Tuesday night, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office said yesterday.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the provincial government will provide financial assistance to those whose houses were destroyed and damaged, while food assistance and medicines were delivered by the PSWDO to evacuees early yesterday.
The PSWDO will conduct an inventory so the provincial government can provide assistance of P5,000 each to those whose houses were destroyed and P3,000 for those damaged, he added.