Aquino declares state of national calamityBy Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Cagayan De Oro–President Aquino has declared a state of national calamity in the aftermath of the devastation and tragedy brought by tropical storm Sendong.
Mr. Aquino made the declaration during a briefing with heads of concerned national government agencies and local government officials on Tuesday morning here.
President Aquino said the government still has P1.17 billion of its calamity fund intact.
Aside from the hardest hit areas of Cagayan De Oro and Iligan City, Mr. Aquino said the government will also be assisting Negros Oriental, Ilocos Norte and Iloilo.
Re-posted From Norman Bordadora of Philippine Daily Inquirer