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Binay visits victims of typhoon in Capiz

Residents carry a coffin containing the body of a victim of Typhoon Haiyan during a funeral in Tanauan, Leyte, central Philippines November 14, 2013. (MNS photo)

Residents carry a coffin containing the body of a victim of Typhoon Haiyan during a funeral in Tanauan, Leyte, central Philippines November 14, 2013. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Nov. 14 (Mabuhay) – After visiting Iloilo on Wednesday, Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday flew to another Yolanda-hit province- Capiz, to continue his conduct of ocular inspection and oversee the ongoing relief efforts for the survivors.

The vice president arrived with his team at Roxas City, the Capiz’ capitol, at around 1 p.m. today.

While at Capiz, Binay will meet with Gov. Victor Tanco to update him on housing sector’s assistance for Yolanda victims.

He is also set to meet with Cuartero Mayor Tito Mayo, Dumalag Mayor Amado Eriberto Castro, Jr. and Dao Mayor Joselito Escutin in their respective municipalities.

Moreover, Binay will distribute some relief goods to the typhoon victims.

The whole province of Capiz was declared under state of calamity since Sunday after the super typhoon affected 90 percent of its towns.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said the typhoon totally damaged 20,000 houses, affecting 92,753 families composed of 400,000 individuals.

According to provincial disaster council’s latest record, the death toll in the province climbed to 42 and 34 persons were reported injured. (MNS)

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