P-Noy declares PH under state of national calamity to speed up government aid for Typhoon Yolanda victims
Let’s hope we won’t be in this state for long.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that President Benigno Aquino III has declared a state of national calamity in order to speed up the government's rescue and rehabilitation efforts for the provinces severely affected by typhoon Yolanda.
According to the report, Aquino made the declaration on national television Monday evening (November 11), three days after the storm-the worst of its kind to hit the Philippines in recent history-devastated several provinces. In relation to this, the president said he has "approved the release of P1.1 billion in additional 'quick response fund' for both the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)" to help typhoon victims.
In accordance with Proclamation No. 682, "the state of national calamity will remain in force until it is lifted by the president."
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