Metro Manila — After the Bagyong Ulysses (international name: Vamco) hits the Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol and Cordillera, the death toll has risen to twenty six (26) according to Philippine National Police.

The Philippine National Police added 13 new fatalities to its tally on Friday, November 13, 2020. The deaths are came from — 2 in Metro Manila, 7 in Cagayan Valley, 3 in Central Luzon, 9 in Calabarzon, 3 in Bicol and 2 Cordillera Administrative Region, as reported by its PNP regional offices.

According to the police report, "the latest fatalities came from Cagayan (1), Central Luzon (2), Calabarzon (8), Bicol (1), and Cordillera (1)."

Aside from death toll, there's also a tally for all injured persons at 25. There are (8 recorded in Central Luzon), (9 in Calabarzon) and (8 in Bicol). While the number of missing people reported to 14 — (1 in Metro Manila), (7 in Cagayan Valley), (2 in Calabarzon), and (4 in Bicol).

Meanwhile, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque told in a press briefing that the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council or NDRRMC has only confirmed that 12 people died amid the heavy downpour and massive destruction brought by Typhoon Ulysses.

According to NDRRMC spokesman Mark Timbal said to CNN Philippines’ that the "25,031 people from 273 villages in Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Calabarzon, and Mimaropa experienced flooding, landslide, and power outages due to copious rains and strong winds spawned by Ulysses. The typhoon weakened into a severe tropical storm early Friday ahead of its forecast exit from the Philippine Area of Responsibility."

"Of the figure, more than half or 14,000 were still taking shelters in evacuation centers, waiting for the situation to get better so they could check what was left of their homes, as of Thursday night. But with generally improving weather, the number of evacuees may go start to down," Timbal added.

They are still awaiting reports on the number of affected people in Bicol and Central Luzon and Metro Manila, parts of which were submerged in floodwater, forcing people to evacuate their homes.

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