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Cebu City DRRMC to recommend state of calamity declaration for upland barangays

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THE CEBU City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) will recommend the declaration of a state of calamity in the upland barangays due to the effects of El Niño to agriculture. Last week, the CDRRMC decided to push for the declaration after assessing reports on damage and losses. Disaster Office Operations Chief Wesley Vincent Yñigo told The Freeman that they will submit the recommendation to the city council as soon as the City Agriculture Department (CAD) gives them the consolidated report, which was expected on Monday. “The CDRRMC resolution recommending for the declaration of a state of calamity will be endorsed to the city council once we can have the consolidated report of CAD office based on the RDANA (Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis) conducted by the disaster council’s technical working group,” he said. City Agriculturist Apple Tribunalo said farmers in 28 upland barangays have an estimated P14.9 million worth of crops. With a state of calamity declaration, the CAD can use more funds for the purchase of necessary equipment that would help the affected farmers. In the meantime, Ms. Tribunalo said the CAD is using part of their approved annual budget of P12 million for the procurement of drums, hoses and power sprayers, which will be distributed to the farmers within the month.The Freeman

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