AP EXCLUSIVE: Aquino confident in typhoon response

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TOKYO (AP) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says he's confident that disaster management authorities in his country are adequately responding to flooding from a typhoon that has submerged entire sections of metropolitan Manila.

Aquino says he believes that power will be restored to most of the Philippine capital by Tuesday afternoon.

Aquino was in Japan for a four-day state visit.

At least seven people have been killed by Typhoon Nesat, the worst storm to hit the Asian nation since a 2009 cyclone killed nearly 500 people.

Aquino told The Associated Press that "it's a fact of life" that the country is visited by 23 typhoons every year on average.