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MANILA, Philippines - Four more deaths due to drowning were reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Saturday, bringing the number of dead from typhoon "Gener" (international codename: Saola) to 41.
NDRRMC head Benito Ramos identified the latest fatalities as Mica Hufana, 2, of Balaoan, La Union; John Mark Rigueros, 15, of Benguet; Jerome Oria, 19, of Malabon City; and Justine Francisco, 19, of Maycauayan City, Bulacan.
He added that at least four more people remain missing.
The NDRRMC said "Gener" affected 177,440 families or 800,944 persons in 1,077 barangays in 141 municipalities and 27 cities in 35 provinces of Regions I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, Cordillera Administrative Region and National Capital Region.
Of these, 49,975 families or 279,968 individuals are being assisted inside and outside evacuation centers.
The NDRRMC said Valladolid town in Negros Occidental and Lauan and Culasi towns in Antique were declared under states of calamity.
NDRRMC also estimated damage to property at P289,852,863 -- P116,560,384 in infrastructure and P172,792,479 in agriculture.
At least 776 houses were destroyed totally and 3,528 others damaged.
The agency said the Department of Social Welfare and Development has allotted a total of P43.82 million for the affected areas, with P4.77 million as standby fund and P39.04 million for relief supplies.