Relief aid making its way to storm victims

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) — Help is coming to victims of Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (international name: Tembin) in Region XII.

According to Land Transportation Spokesperson Aileen Lizada, who is in Davao, the relief goods are from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Sixteen skids of relief goods were flown into Davao on Monday.

"They were flown in free by Philippine Airlines, " Lizada said.

A local trucking company also transported the goods free of charge.

The relief goods include ready-to-eat food items, collapsible water containers, water purifying tablets, plastic mats, mosquito nets, blankets, and laminated sacks.

'Vinta' lashed Mindanao over the weekend leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

RELATED: Authorities: Hundreds dead due to 'Vinta'

Several agencies report hundreds died due to the storm, though the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said these numbers still have to be validated.

In a press briefing Sunday, the agency said 123 are reported dead while 160 others are missing. Of the numbers missing, only one has been confirmed.

CNN Philippines digital producers Yvette Morales and Pia Garcia contributed to this report.