PDRRMO recommends placing Cebu Province under state of calamity

By: Delta Derycka C. Letigio - CDN Digital | December 27,2019 - 12:15 PM

Vice Mayor Juan Alonso Lim shares this photo of a house in Medellin town that was blown away by strong winds due to Typhoon Ursula. | Photo courtesy of Vice Mayor Juan Alonso “Al” Lim Facebook page

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.

Christmas continues for these children as they played in the fields surrounded by fallen trees in Barangay Maya, Daanbantayan town. | CDND PHOTO / Gerard Francisco

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.

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Sanchez said he will be requesting for a special session of the Provincial Board to declare a state of calamity in Cebu. / celr

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TAGS: Calamity fund, Cebu province, Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Daanbantayan, Medellin, relief operations, state of calamity

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