Rep. Martin Romualdez urges P-Noy to put entire PH under a state of calamity after Typhoon Yolanda
Is this suggestion sound?
Lira Dalangin-Fernandez of InterAksyon.com reports that Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez, he nephew of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, is urging President Benigno Aquino III "to put the country under a state of national calamity following the devastation brought by typhoon Yolanda."
The report quoted Romualdez as saying that doing so "would ensure that resources would be readily available to the typhoon victims, especially in Tacloban City and areas hit hard by the typhoon." He added that the declaration "was needed to control the prices of basic necessities and prime commodities, the grant of non-interest loans to the victims, the automatic appropriation for calamity fund, and the authorization of rice importation under the Agricultural Tariffication Act, among others."
Romualdez, along with several pro-administration congressmen, will file the resolution in the House of Representatives on Monday, November 11.
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