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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesFriday, December 7, 2012
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7 dead, 8 missing in Neg. Or., Cebu


Seven people were reported dead, eight missing and two injured after super typhoon “Pablo” hit parts of Negros Oriental and southern Cebu Tuesday.

Director Minda Morante of the Office of Civil Defense Region 7, reported in a briefing yesterday with Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government, at the police provincial office in Sibulan town, Negros Oriental, that two of the fatalities were from the province, four in Cebu, and one in Siquijor.

In Negros Oriental, 7,194 families were affected, or 31,716 individuals, 177 houses destroyed and 823 more damaged, even as clearing and relief operations continue.

PCG saves 21 from
2 distressed ships

One crew member remains missing while 21 were rescued after a passenger fast ferry sank, and a cargo ship ran aground off the coast of Siquijor during the onslaught of super Typhoon “Pablo”.

A report from the Philippine Coast Guard released late Wednesday identified the missing person as Richard Larot, 34, of Siquijor, who reportedly jumped off the M/V Euro 3 while it was anchored in Maria, Siquijor, Wednesday morning.

Larot’s companions, who were rescued by the PCG, Philippine National Police and Bantay Dagat members, and brought to the hospital for treatment, were identified as Gorfrey Guinto, 55; Albert Burlat, 64; Rufino Raagas, 52; Irvin Sagabo, 20; Jechris Canones, 24; Christopher Yee, 20; Christopher Pascual, 26; Dennis Amirola, 21; Aniano Patricio Jr., 38; Joseph Quillo, 32; Dave Cutad, 32; Al Mandaguit, 20; Ryan Balangno, 20; Jonathan Tumban, 19; and Telesforo Pasco.

NORECO II power restored 60%

Power was restored yesterday afternoon in at least 60 percent of the coverage areas of the Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative II after two nights and almost three days of power outage due to tropical storm “Pablo”.

Dumaguete City and other areas in Negros Oriental had experienced power outage since Tuesday morning after the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines reported failure in its transmission lines.

Local electric service providers NORECO I and NORECO II lost power due to broken branches, felled trees and electric poles, and damaged power lines and transformers when typhoon “Pablo” slammed the province late Tuesday.

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