Damages Due to Natural Extreme Events and Disasters Amounted to PhP 463 Billion

Reference Number: 2020-327
Release Date: 28 October 2020

The damages incurred due to natural extreme events and disasters amounted to PhP 463 billion from 2010 to 2019. Agriculture posted the largest share with 62.7 percent or PhP 290 billion followed by infrastructure, and private/communications with 23.0 percent or PhP 106 billion and 14.3 percent or PhP 66 billion respectively (Table 4.5, and Table 4.7).

Figure 1

Although 2011 recorded the highest number of natural disasters at 367 (Figure 2), the highest number of deaths was recorded in 2013 at 7,056, the year when Typhoon Yolanda hit Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao in November, and a 7.2 magnitude earthquake affected Bohol in October. This was followed by 2011, the year when Tropical Storm Sendong hit the country in December. The Philippines recorded a total of 12,097 deaths from 2010 to 2019 (Table 4.7).

Figure 2

Among the major disasters from 2010 to 2019, meteorological disaster posted the highest number at 120 incidents followed by geophysical disaster and climatological disaster at 16, and 2 incidents respectively (Table 4.7).

 

 

DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
Undersecretary
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General