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DSWD allots P12.7-M relief aid for Mindanao flood victims

MANILA, July 31 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development has set aside P12.7-million worth of emergency relief resources for the victims of floodings that have hit Mindanao due to heavy rains, Malacanang said on Tuesday.

In a press briefing in Malacanang, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the DSWD has also been in close coordination with local counterparts in Mindanao to augment technical assistance and resource augmentation (TARA) needed by the victims.

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Koronadal City placed under state of calamity

By Danilo E. Doguiles

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, July 30 (PIA) -- Koronadal City Mayor Peter B. Miguel confirmed this morning that Koronadal City is being placed under state of calamity.

Mayor Miguel said the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council convened Monday specifically to assess damages wrought by several incidents of flashfloods and landslides over the weekend.