BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
[ PROCLAMATION NO. 593, September 25, 2018 ]
DECLARING A STATE OF CALAMITY IN REGIONS I, II, III AND THE CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
WHEREAS, Typhoon Ompong (International Codename: Mangkhut) caused widespread destruction, substantial damage and deaths in Regions I (llocos), II (Cagayan Valley), III (Central Luzon) and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR);
WHEREAS, pursuant to Republic Act No. 10121 or the "Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010," the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has recommended the declaration of a State of Calamity in the aforementioned regions;
WHEREAS, the declaration of a State of Calamity will hasten the rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation efforts of the government and the private sector, including any international humanitarian assistance; and
WHEREAS, this declaration will provide basis for price control measures which can (i) mitigate the economic impact to affected populations, and (ii) effectively provide the National Government, as well as local government units (LGUs), ample latitude in the utilization of funds for recovery and rehabilitation efforts, on one hand, and delivery of basic needs and services, on the other;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RODRIGO R. DUTERTE, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and existing laws, do hereby declare a State of Calamity in Regions I, II, III and the CAR.
All departments and other concerned government agencies are hereby directed to implement and execute rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation work in accordance with pertinent operational plans and directives.
All departments and other concerned government agencies are also hereby directed to coordinate with, and provide or augment the basic services and facilities of, affected LGUs.
Law enforcement agencies, with support from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, are hereby directed to undertake all necessary measures to ensure peace and order in affected areas, as may be necessary.
The State of Calamity shall remain in force and effect until lifted by the President.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 25th day of September , in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eighteen.
(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
By the President:
(SGD.) SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA
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