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Philippines: NDCC update Sitrep No 11 re effects of Typhoon Nina (Hagupit)

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IV. REGIONAL /LOCAL UPDATES/RESPONSE

Region IV-B

- Ipil Bridge (45.72 meters length washed-out/eroded concrete pavement and abutment approach "A" and "B") and Pili Bridge (25 meters length washed-out bridge approach and collapsed abutment "B" with 21 meters tilted, eroded concrete pavement with scoured slope protection) in San Fernando, Romblon are still closed to traffic

Update on Restoration Works

- DPWH maintenance workforce augmented by heavy equipment are working overtime to expedite early completion of emergency repair works on the damaged roads and bridges

- Pili detour route along San Fernando-Magdiwang Road is now passable

- Preparation of detour road and construction of temporary Ipil Foot Bridge along Cajidiocan-San Fernando Road is in progress

Region VI

- DOH distributed medicines, food, water and Oresol to affected families in Barboza, Antique

CAR

- OCD -CAR conducted small group meeting on Sept 28, 2008 at OCD Opns Center to address the following requirements at the landslide areas:

Enhanced communication system - OCD-CAR has provided radio sets and BB-PICAG provided landline/ mobile line

Emergency purchase of stick light

SAR teams from Olongapo City and SBMA provided the neccesary equipment and manpower to assist in SAR operations

- Navy SWAG coordinated with SWAG Cavite for additional team and diving gears. The team from Cavite arrived in Cordillera yesterday

- PHILEX Mines Rescue Team piled sand bags to cover leaks and reduce water slippage at level 700

- Two (2) bodies were retrieved: Jojo Himayod of Nagtipunan Quirino retrieved on 25 Sept 5:30 PM and Vincent Himayod of Nagtipunan, Quirino on 26 Sept., 4:30 PM. Twelve (12) miners are still missing as of reporting time

- Three (3) trapped miners were rescued alive, Ngitit Pagulayan and Jose Panio Jr. was rescued by the Navy SWAG Team while Gerry Monyobda was rescued by the local miners last night. First aid treatment was provided to the victims and was later brought to Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center

- Benguet Mining Corporation and Philex Mining Corporation assisted in SAR operations

- PMA DRTG supported in the SAR / retrieval operations; PNP provided security; and Association of Private Miners assisted in SAR operations

- PNRC provided food and medicines; and DOH-CAR provided medicines, IV fluids, cadaver bags, masks and family food packs. They also provided technical assistance