Paeng displaces thousands of families in Calabarzon

LUCENA CITY — Tropical Storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) left scores of displaced families in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) region.

The disaster preparedness council in Quezon province reported that as of Saturday midnight (Oct. 29), 18,801 families (65,849 individuals) living in disaster-prone areas were evacuated in different parts of the province.

At least 231 families were beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or those who are still below the poverty threshold of the government.

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