(RESPONSE TO CDO and ILIGAN CITY DISASTER) – December 21, 2011. The death toll in the devastating flash floods in Cagayan de Oro, Iligan and other parts of the Philippines has risen dramatically.
As of today, almost a thousand people are already considered dead and there are still hundreds of them who are still missing. The death toll is expected to rise as funeral parlors in both Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities are being overwhelmed by the sheer number of dead bodies coming in as a result of the flashfloods caused by typhoon “Sendong” indicating that the number of fatalities is much higher than what is officially being reported by authorities.
As a response, the LGU Christmas Party was cancelled and the 16th Sangguniang Panlungsod held a special session this morning and approved the allocated ONE MILLION PESOS for the casualties in the affected areas of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City.(/mtc)