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Licuan-Baay delcared under state of calamity

CLEARING at San Marcial in San Quintin town. Photo from Abra Province Facebook Page

The Sangguniang Kabayan has declared Licuan-Baay under state of calamity Monday.

Resolution No. 30 which was passed by the members of the town council Monday that the “continuous incessant of heavy rain brought occurrence of landslides, destructions of infrastructures and agricultural crops, rising of the river’s level and disruptions to the life of the people;…”

The resolution signed by mayor Alejo Domingo after passed by members of the town council led by vice mayor Periam Tadeo and concurred by councilors Gabriela Maguelang, Alfredo Banatao, Victor Babila, Sr., Osmenio Wacguisan, Ramon Bumogas, Jerry Parada, Indigenous Peoples representative Simplicio Magala, ABC president Josephine Carino and Sangguniang Kabataan chair Kristine Claire Guibasan noted that: “Damage to critical and lifeline and lifeline infrastructure such as major roads, potable water supply systems, disruption of lifelines, widespread destruction of crops that may result to inaccessible or paralyzed basic servicesand emergency response which further aggravate the situation of communities;…”

It also noted that the declaration of state of emergency was in accordance with Memorandum Order No. 60, series of 2019 of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management which state conditions that wherein a province, city or municipality will be declared under such.

On Monday, the municipal DRRMO of Licuan-Baay reported that several roads in said municipality has been declared impassable with the overflow of river and landslides.

The affected roads include Singit, Poblacion to Caoayan Road section and landslide at sitio Gueday od Publaciion has caused isolation of barangays of Poblacion, Caoayan, Mogao and Dominglay.

It added that the office stopped clearing activities for the meantime due to strong rains.

Affected roads in said town include Abobotok to Barangay Lenneng Road Section, sitio Masablang and sitio Sucao going to barangay Dominglay proper section road, barangay Bulbulala to Karisudan road section and Kasalalam to sitio Caguyen road section.

Some roads in municipalities of Malibcong, Pilar, San Quintin and Tubo were reported.

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