Twenty-four Luzon areas are now declared under the state of calamity after torrential Habagat rains pounded the greater Luzon over the weekend, resulting to massive flooding.
Below are the list of areas declared under ‘state of calamity’:
-Rizal (Cainta, Rodriguez, San Mateo)
-Palawan (Culion, El Nido, Linacapan)
What does ‘state of calamity’ mean?
A “State of Calamity“ is defined by law as a condition involving mass casualty and/or major damages to property, disruption of means of livelihoods, roads and normal way of life of people in the affected areas as a result of the occurrence of natural or human-induced hazard.
If a place is under state of calamity, the government uses the budget or calamity fund for those affected as well as its rehabilitation. Price freeze on basic commodities are also automatically implemented in these areas.