BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Office of Civil Defense, which is also the RDRRMC Operations Center based in this city reported that as of yesterday (December 27), the number of dead persons during the aftermath of shear line-driven storm, has already escalated to 16.
In a progress report made by the Office of Civil Defense – RDRRMC Operations Center based in this city, and furnished to MDNN by Regine James, Operations Center Duty Personnel — the identities of those who died were as follows: Lorenz Bargoya, 18, Gingoog City; Bebing Ambento Salindim, 47, San Fernando, Bukidnon; Melencio Lomanoy, 63, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon; Fe Sencil, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental; Felicidad Dangcalan, 68, Jimenez, MisOcc; Mark Lester Dampas, 20, Tudela, MisOcc; Jestoni Lapat, 27, Tudela, MisOcc; Elenita Calamian, 43, Brgy Mialem, Oroquieta City; and Mario Sambiog, 70, Brgy Mialem, Oroquieta City.
Seven other reported fatalities but still to be confirmed by DOH include Risalyn Traya Dado, 6, Aloran, MisOcc; Hernan Estacoja Caimor, 75, Aloran, MisOcc; Eudesia Dayon Regalado, 87, Aloran, MisOcc; Rito Regañon Malinis, 59, Aloran, MisOcc; Wilfreda Abelo Acle, 74, Pines, Oroquieta; Luchi Maisling, 38, San Vicente, Oroquieta and Florentino Gabule, 53, Pines, Oroquieta.
The OCD report also included injured persons. They were Ronnie Nuñez, 34, Gingoog City; Elmer Dilagamar, 54, Gingoog City; Joshua Dilagamar, 26, Gingoog City; Evelyn Landiyog, 23, San Fernando, Bukidnon; Nancy Malantawan, 55, San Fernando, Bukidnon; Jansen Villamonte, 27, Dolores, Clarin; Jeofil Tactocon, 28, Dolores, Clarin; and Julibert B. Castillon, 48, Casusan, Aloran.
The data, according to the report, was relayed to them by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices in Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, DSWD-10, and DOH-CHDNM.
The provinces of Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental were heavily affected by landslides, rains, and floods, according to the report.
“Shear line has affected Northern Mindanao which started on December 24, 2022 up to this writing. The Region experienced heavy to torrential rains which prompted the Local Government Units (LGUs) to evacuate their residents,” the report said.
The Provinces of Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental were heavily affected. Other areas in the Region were also flooded and had landslides. Casualties (dead, injured and missing) were reported.
There were partially and totally damaged houses, infrastructure and also damage to agriculture, the OCD-RDRRMC report also added.