PDRRMO Urges To Put Cebu Under State Of Calamity
PDRRMO – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) recommends to put the entire Cebu under state of calamity.
Provincial risk reduction agency Neil Sanchez pointed out that this is in order to enable the provincial government to use its calamity funds to aid the 11 municipalities in northern Cebu which is affected by Typhoon Ursula/Phanfone.
The declaration will also be used by the residents of the affected local government unit to apply for a loan via the Government Service Insurance System, Social Security System or Pag-Ibig funds.
Under Republic Act (RA) No. 10121, also known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, a province could declare a state of calamity if two or more LGUs are on calamity status.
“Daanbantayan and Medellin have already declared a state of calamity. That is sufficient enough for the province to (also) declare (a state of calamity),”
The office records show that about 700 families from 14 barangays in Medelin were affected by the typhoon/
Mayor Sun Shimura of Daantanbayan also said that about 19,000 families or 50,000 individuals in the Daantanbayan’s 20 barangays had been displaced by Ursula.
Based on the report, Sanchez said that they are currently waiting for the assessment of the other towns.
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