DavNor to declare state of calamity after P50-M flood damage

By Che Palicte

January 26, 2023, 5:28 pm

DAVAO CITY—The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao del Norte is set to pass a resolution during its regular session on Jan. 30, declaring the province under a state of calamity.

This came after the PHP50.3 million damage incurred in agriculture and infrastructure due to the widespread flooding in six areas due to heavy rains this week.

Glenda Delideli, head of Davao del Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said the affected local government units are Asuncion, Kapalong, Santo Tomas, New Corella, Carmen and Tagum City.

"The declaration was made to mobilize necessary resources and assist affected communities," she said.

The PDRRMO has pegged infrastructure damage at PHP25.3 million, while damage in agriculture stood at PHP25 million.

Meanwhile, Governor Edwin Jubahib reiterated his call for the residents to take necessary precautions and follow the advice of local authorities.

Jubahib assured the provincial government will monitor the situation closely and provide updates as necessary. (PNA)