Philippines: State of national calamity

Report
from Government of the Philippines
Published on 11 Dec 2006
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has declared a state of national calamity.

She has authorized the release of PhP 1.0 Billion to fund relief and rehabilitation efforts sustained from the onslaught of TY Milenyo (Xangsane), TY Paeng (Cimarron) and TY Reming (Durian).

With this declaration, the Philippine Government shall be accepting offers of assistance from foreign governments, aid agencies and the United Nations.

The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) shall coordinate national and international efforts to respond to this calamity that once again struck the Philippines.