Two Ifugao towns, barangay placed under the state of calamity

LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 24 (PIA) - - The impact of the monsoon rain brought by typhoon "Henry" in the province prompted leaders of two municipalities  and a barangay to declare their respective places under state of calamity .


The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) members of Asipulo and Lagawe and the barangay council of Bimpal in Lamut town passed resolutions placing their areas in state of calamity due to the damages on various infrastructure projects and agricultural crops.

Officials of Asipulo stated that most barangays in the municipality are greatly affected with most damages to major roads due to landslides and erosions hampering the economic or livelihood activities of the residents in transporting their farm produce to the markets.

“The heavy damage along Bahag-Liwon access road which isolated barangays Liwon, Namal, sitio Nalnay of Amduntog and sitio Palao and Baay of Antipolo greatly affected the transport of their agricultural product and the delivery of their daily basic needs,” they added.

In Lagawe, the SB also approved Resolution No. 2018-59   declaring the entire municipality under the state of calamity authorizing the utilization of the unutilized 70 percent Mitigation and 30% Quick Response funds of the municipality.

The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) assessed that 12 barangays of eastern Lagawe were seriously affected in terms of infrastructure projects and agricultural products.

 Meanwhile, the barangay council of Bimpal also placed their barangay under the state of calamity through Resolution No. 14-2018 citing that the continuous heavy rain fall caused the barangay to substantial loss in agriculture, and in infrastructure and families had to be evacuated due to flash floods.

With the declaration, the concerned LGUs can access the needed calamity funds to rehabilitate or restore damaged infrastructure projects and mitigate the effect of the weather disturbance. (PIA Ifugao)


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