Bayawan in state of calamity;
bodies of cop, 5 others found
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bayawan City in Negros Oriental declared it under a state of calamity after massive flooding claimed six lives and covered several barangays over the weekend.
The SP yesterday unanimously approved the resolution that will allow the city government to use its calamity fund for relief and rehabilitation efforts, Councilor Luis Sumalpong said.
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council head, Cindy Hisona Salimbagat, said around 11,000 individuals, or 2,000 families, were evacuated or rescued at the height of the flooding Sunday.