Negros in state of calamity,
everyone’s help needed: guv
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said he has declared Negros Occidental under a state of calamity, following the devastation left by super typhoon “Yolanda”.
The declaration is expected to be concurred in by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in a special session tomorrow.
Manapla town was the first to declare a state of calamity on Saturday, while more local governments in Negros Occidental are set to do the same this week.
Thousands of houses, especially in northern Negros Occidental were destroyed, but the province is still lucky to have only one casualty, said Marañon, who spent the weekend inspecting and delivering assistance to the super typhoon-hit areas.