Typhoon "Gener" (international name: Saola) left at least 24 persons dead and almost 180,000 displaced as of Thursday afternoon, disaster management officials said. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said new fatalities were recorded in Ilocos Sur, Quezon, Bulacan, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Negros Oriental and Misamis Oriental.

The latest fatality was identified as Venice Sinopen, a grade three pupil from San Ramon Sigay, Ilocos Sur, who died of drowning. In Bataan, a certain Angelito Bicoy, 59, drowned and was recovered along the shoreline of barangay Sisiman in Mariveles last Tuesday.

Two new fatalities were also recorded in Bulacan namely Efren Salvacion, 41, of Obando and Patrick dela Rosa, 12, of Marilao. Both died of drowning. Five persons from Visayas and Mindanao died after they were hit by fallen trees during the height of the typhoon.

They were Mary Jane Lima, 24, of Silay City, Negros Occidental; Madeline Caminade, 48, of Iloilo City; Emelia Pasugiron and Andrei Pasugiron, both from Bayawan City, Negros Oriental and Augusto Campo of Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental.

The NDRRMC said 21 persons sustained injuries because of the typhoon. The injured persons are from Mimaropa, Cordillera and Western Visayas regions.

A total of 331,588 persons or 69,292 families in Ilocos, Cagayan, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, SOCCSKSARGEN and Metro Manila have been affected by the typhoon.

Of this, 37,225 families or 179,990 persons were displaced. While "Gener" has left the Philippine area of responsibility, 12,000 persons or 2,664 families are still inside 61 evacuation centers.

The amount of property damage caused by Gener remained at P2.13 million. The NDRRMC is still gathering reports from its field personnel on the extent of damage caused by the typhoon.

The number of houses damaged by the bad weather has risen to 2,785.

The NDRRMC said that as of Thursday afternoon, 802 passengers are still stranded in 25 vessels due to heavy rains.

The ferry boat Operations in Lallo, Cagayan, which has been disrupted by the bad weather, resumed on Wednesday afternoon.

As of Wednesday, 29 roads and three bridges in Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Metro Manila have been affected by the typhoon.

Classes from pre-school to high school levels were suspended Thursday in barangays Damapalit and Panghulo in Malabon City, and 15 schools in Valenzuela City.

In Bulacan, classes in all levels were suspended in Obando and San Ildefonso towns. On the other hand, pre-school and elementary classes were also suspended in Hagonoy West, Meycauayan, Hagonoy East and Paombong also in Bulacan and in Imus, Cavite.