Aug 10, 2017 @ 22:07

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of calamity in Ormoc City and the municipality of Kanaga in Leyte to hasten authorities restoration and rehabilitation efforts in the stated areas which are nonetheless reeling from the consequences of a strong earthquake that hit the world final month.

The declaration was issued via Proclamation No. 283 that the President signed final August 7.

On July 6, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Ormoc City and the city of Kanaga in Leyte inflicting not less than 4 deaths and accidents to greater than 100 others.

The earthquake additionally induced main harm to property and public infrastructure in the 2 areas in addition to the displacement of many people and households.

Power outages have been felt in massive elements of Eastern Visayas after the robust tremor struck.

Duterte’s declaration successfully implements a value management on fundamental items and commodities and value ceilings could possibly be imposed.

As offered beneath RA 7581, in any other case often known as the Price Act or the National Price Coordinating Council, “Price freeze for basic necessities is implemented for 60 days unless lifted… Prices of basic necessities in areas under a state of calamity shall automatically be frozen at their prevailing prices or placed under automatic price control whenever.”

Under RA 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, Section 17(a) supplies for the “imposition of a price ceiling on basic necessities and prime commodities by the President upon the recommendation of the implementing agency as provided for under RA 7581.”

Duterte stated the declaration would additionally “afford the government ample latitude to utilize appropriate funds for rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation efforts.”

In view of this, the President ordered all departments and anxious authorities businesses, together with the affected native authorities items (LGUs), to implement and execute rescue, restoration, reduction and rehabilitation work in accordance with pertinent operational plans and directives.

“All departments and concerned government agencies are also hereby directed to coordinate with, and provide or augment the basic services and facilities, of affected LGUs,” the proclamation learn.

Law enforcement businesses, with assist from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), have been additionally directed to undertake all vital measures to guarantee peace and order in the affected areas.

The state of calamity will stay in pressure till lifted by Duterte. (PNA)