Batanes Representative Ciriaco Gato Jr. reported that Typhoon Kiko (internationally known as Chanthu) has left a “trail of destruction” in the entire province of Batanes.
On a Facebook post, the Politiko shared the status of the province after the onslaught of the typhoon which left many uprooted trees that obstruct roads, and disabling power and communication lines except in Itbayat town.
“It also left hundreds, if not thousands of houses in different stages of damage,” Rep. Gato added.
“My heart goes out to the families who have lost their homes, the fruits of their labor and to those who have lost their means of livelihood,” he said. “But in spite of that, I am grateful to God for sparing the lives of all Kaydians and keeping all of them safe during the onslaught of Typhoon Kiko.”