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Close to 300 people have died, while more than three million others have been affected after tropical storm "Ondoy" (Ketsana) wrought havoc in metropolitan Manila and some provinces in Calabarzon and Central Luzon regions.
Forty-two people were reported missing, while the number of injured individuals remained at five. A total of 629, 466 families or 3,084,997 people were affected in 1,368 barangays (villages). They are temporarily sheltered in more than 500 evacuation centers.
Damage to property caused by the storm has reached at least P5.1 billion or P1.9 billion to infrastructure including 4, 270 houses totally destroyed and 5,933 houses partially destroyed, and P3.2 billion to agriculture.