By Liezelle Soriano
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MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has recommended to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to declare a one-year national state of calamity in the face of the ravages of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng.
NDRRMC Executive Director Raymundo Ferrer told the President during a situation briefing that 16 out of 17 regions in the country are at high risk due to floods and landslides caused by ‘Paeng.’
“The Philippines should declare a national state of calamity due to the effects, damage and projected impacts by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng for a period of one year, unless earlier lifted,” Ferrer said.
According to Marcos, he will wait for the official recommendation of the NDRRMC.
“Sabagay madaming regions ang affected so that justifies the state of calamity,” Marcos replied.
A price freeze and the disbursement of emergency funds are both brought about by the declaration of a state of calamity. (AI/MTVN)