Wednesday, December 21, 2011

National Calamity Declared : Proclamation 303 Signed By Pnoy

The Cabinet member, House Speaker Belmonte Jr. are with Pnoy when he declared the National Calamity in Cagayan De Oro and Iligan City and to use other government resources and the loans given by ADB (Asian Development Bank) and WB (World Bank). 

Pnoy signed the Procalmation 303, declaring a prize control in all affected area of typhoon "Sendong."

Aquino added that the P1.17 billion calamity fund will now be used to help the people in Cagayan De Oro, Iligan City, Bukidnon, Dumaguete City, Ilo=Ilo and up to Ilocos Norte.

The government started to form a fact finding team formed by DILG, DENR, DSWD and DND to identify where the lack of preparedness came.

National Risk Reduction Management Council director Benito Ramos said that it is possible to happen again in Cagayan De Oro and Iligan if the illegal logging doesn't stop once and for all. To stop this nature tragedy, "political will" of the local official must be strictly implemented.

ARMM Officer-in-charge Mujiv Hataman has been given an order by the President to enforce a strict total log ban in national forest Iligan City.


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