The number of reported deaths from severe Tropical Storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) has risen to 160, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Saturday.
Of this number, 132 deaths have been confirmed while 28 are still being validated.
The number of missing meanwhile is now 29, of which 19 have been confirmed and 10 are in the process of being validated.
The injured remained at 146, of which 108 are confirmed and 38 will be validated.
The NDRRMC also said that 1,357,807 families or 5,410,102 people were affected by Paeng in 17 regions, 74 provinces, 834 cities/municipalities and 10,056 barangays, according to its situation report.
The estimated cost of damage to infrastructure reached 5,435,525,437.88 pula while the estimated damage to agriculture was set at 6,397,456,211.6053 pula, the NDRRMC added.
Paeng first made landfall over Camarines Sur on October 29 and then smashed its way across the Luzon landmass, causing flooding and landslides in several areas.
It left the Philippines area of responsibility on October 31.
A total of 523 cities and towns have been declared in a state of calamity due to the Paeng assault, the NDRRMC said. —KG, GMA Integrated News