Following the devastation wrought by Typhoon Nina, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Marinduque has declared the entire island-province of Marinduque under a State of Calamity.
Acting on the recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), the Sanggunian under Vice-Governor and Presiding Officer Romulo Bacorro, Jr. adopted Resolution No. 187-2016 dated December 28, 2016, and unanimously approved by the board members.
In said resolution, the Sanggunian cited a report from the PDRRMC stating that partial damage to the province as of December 27, 2016 are as follows:
Estimated Number of affected families: 52,000 families
Estimated damage to agriculture: P 1,530,275,775.00
Estimated damage to infrastructure: P. 124,110,000.00
There are about 52,000 families living in Marinduque.
The Sanggunian also cited the need for such a declaration "to effectively restore and rehabilitate the living conditions and capacities of the affected families, livelihood, infrastructure and other service facilities of the province".
Some municipal LGU's of Marinduque have also reportedly declared their own Declaration of State of Calamity to hasten the utilization of calamity funds in the wake of Typhoon Nina.
|Resolution No. 157-2016, December 28, 2016 |
declaring the entire province of Marinduque under a state of calamity.
|The Marinduque Capitol site the morning after. Photo: Quev Rot|
|Typhoon NinaPH's destructive path over Marinduque island-province|
Typhoon Nina Nightmare sa Marinduque (Photos)