PDRRMO recommends placing Cebu Province under state of calamity
MEDELLIN, Cebu, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) will be recommending to the Provincial Board to declare a state of calamity in the entire province.
This move happened after the respective municipal councils of Daanbantayan and Medellin placed their towns under a state of calamity on Thursday, December 26, 2019.
The Municipality of Santa Fe in Bantayan Island is also expected to declare a state of calamity on today, December 27, 2019.
Neil Angel Sanchez, head of the PDRRMO, said it only takes two towns or cities under a state of calamity for the Capitol to place the entire province under a state of calamity.
This will allow the provincial government to use its calamity funds amounting to at least P66 million and extend help heavily-affected towns.
PDRRMO said they allotted P2.5 milliom as quick response fund for the affected towns.
WATCH: Neil Angelo Sanchez, head of the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, says they will be…
Sanchez said he will be requesting for a special session of the Provincial Board to declare a state of calamity in Cebu. / celr
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.