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calamities & disasters

Ilocos provinces declare “State of Calamity”

Non-stop and heavy rains brought by the Southwest monsoon last week compelled two Ilocos provinces to declare a ‘state of calamity’. The declaration provides utilization of the local government’s calamity fund to respond to the needs of the affected communities.

Heavy rainfall triggers land slips in Amguid

Experts from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau said the continuous precipitation from heavy rainfall is the culprit for the massive land movement in a village in Candon City and recommended immediate forced evacuation within a 75 hectares danger zone.