1 dead, 1 missing in Mimaropa due to ‘Rolly’

Published November 2, 2020, 2:33 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

A 78-year old man was listed as the lone fatality in MIMAROPA (Mindoro Oriental and Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) while a fisherman was reported missing at the height of super typhoon Rolly, the regional police said on Monday.

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Brig. Gen, Pascual Muñoz, director of the MIMAROPA regional police, said that, based on the data they received from their personnel on the ground as of 9 a.m. on Monday, almost 36,000 families, composed of 127,863 individuals, were still staying in various evacuation centers in the province.

“All roads are passable but there were 224 areas in the region which reported having no power supply,” said Muñoz.

Pascual led the inspection of affected areas in Mindoro provinces, especially along the Panggalaan River in Calapan City, which overflowed during the onslaught of “Rolly”. There was no damage reported.

Lt. Col. Imelda Tolentino, MIMAROPA regional police spokesperson, said 78-year old Aladino Alarcon collapsed while about to enter a church which accommodated evacuees in Bulalacao town in Oriental Mindoro on Sunday. He was declared dead later.

On the other hand, 30-year old John Darriel Gonzales was reported missing. He was last seen on October 30 after he went out to fish on board a motorized banca.

“As of today, our personnel are still conducting clearing operations in coordination with other concerned agencies while others are extending necessary security assistance in distributing food packs to evacuation areas,” said Tolentino.

 
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