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Glenda’ causes P200M worth of damage in Cavite
Typhoon Glenda left behind more than P200 million worth of damage to property, infrastructure and agriculture in the province of Cavite, Gov. Jonvic Remulla said Thursday.
Medical establishments, meanwhile, have limited operations, the report said.
Water supply to a large part of the province has also been cut off.
More than 400 hectares of banana plantations in various towns were also destroyed, the report said.
“Naubos ang aming mga tanim. Taon na ulit bago pakikinabangan 'yan,” said banana farmer Robert Collantes.
On Wednesday, Remulla declared the province under a state of calamity to speed up the release of funds and for the implementation of a price freeze on basic commodities.
Glenda battered the province for several hours Wednesday morning. The eye of the typhoon directly passed over the province, specifically over Noveleta town.
“Ang estimate namin mga apat na libong bahay ang natanggalan ng bubong. Konti lang ang water damage dito pero puro wind damage. Mas maganda ang organization namin ngayon, dahil sa experience namin sa Habagat, natuto kami,” Remulla said.
Classes in all levels, both in public and private schools will remain suspended on Friday, Remulla said. -- Elizabeth Marcelo/JDS, GMA News