Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said Monday there were no reported fatalities in the first district composed of Tiwi, Malinao, Bacacay, Malilipot, and Sto. Domingo from super typhoon “Rolly.”
Lagman said the zero casualties in these LGUs were confirmed by Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Claudio Yucut.
“The reported death of a security guard of the National Food Authority in Tabaco City is not typhoon-related because he suffered a fatal stroke and he is a resident of Bacacay, Albay,” Lagman said.
The lawmaker said the lone fatality who drowned at the Bombon River in Tabaco City is a resident of Tiwi, not Tabaco City.
“The virtually zero casualty incidence due to super typhoon Rolly in Albay’s first district is a tribute to the tireless efforts of the local government and barangay officials and the maximum cooperation of thousands of residents in high-risk areas who went on preemptive evacuation to safer grounds and evacuation centers,” Lagman said.