Iloilo eyes state of calamity due to ‘Ursula’s’ damage

Published January 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Tara Yap

Iloilo City—The province of Iloilo might declare a state of calamity after assessing the damage caused by Typhoon “Ursula.”

The damage of Typhoon Ursula in Balasan town, Iloilo province. (Tara Yap/Manila Bulletin)
The damage of Typhoon Ursula in Balasan town, Iloilo province. (Tara Yap/Manila Bulletin)

Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. led Friday the meeting of the Iloilo Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (Iloilo PDRRMC), which passed a resolution urging the Iloilo Provincial Board to declare a state of calamity.

According to Iloilo PDRRMC head Jerry Bionat, “Ursula” caused damages estimated at least P160 million in the province’s agricultural sector.

The typhoon also damaged more than 9,000 homes in the northern part of Iloilo province, including the towns of Ajuy, Balasan, Batad, Carles, Concepcion, Sara, and San Dionisio.

The Iloilo PDRRMC is still waiting for specific data from the Iloilo Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office as to the number of people affected and displaced.

 
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