President Duterte places Luzon under state of calamity

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Luzon under a state of calamity. The President said he signed the proclamation that would allow the Quick Response fund to be used for relief and recovery programs on Monday, Nov. 16. The declaration was based on a recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, which noted the devastation wrought by  successive storms in the country in recent weeks. At least two provinces–Batangas and Oriental Mindoro–declared […]

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