Typhoon Bopha – A State of Calamity

Saturday, December 8, 2012

MANILA — The National Government has placed the entire country under state of calamity following the devastation and hundreds of casualties left by Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha).

Proclamation No. 522, which was signed by President Benigno Aquino III on Friday, declares a State of National Calamity which “will hasten the rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts of the government and the private sector including any international humanitarian assistance.”

The prices of basic goods and commodities for the affected areas will also be controlled with the declaration. Continue to Typhoon Bopha


About RandyL

I first arrived the Western Pacific (Guam) in 1974 and for several years, I lived and traveled across the Pacific region and fell in love with the SE Asian lifestyle. Once bitten by it's culture bug, it never really lets go, and lingers on as a permanent affliction...forever. So henceforth, myself and my Filipina bride of 26 years, have decided that our best antidote is to simply return to the Philippines and take up residence in the Eastern Visayas on Samar Island. Our mission - to step back in time, relax, live....and Discover Samar Island before others do! Please visit my Blog for information that might help or inspire you to find your island in life.
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2 Responses to Typhoon Bopha – A State of Calamity

  1. UJ says:

    I think it’s sad that the prices have to be controlled after something like this. People will take advantage of the less fortunate and try to profit from the disaster. It is hard to do anything when things are in such disarray in this country though.

  2. RandyL says:

    There are always similar situations, even in good ole America….take gasoline gouging post hurricane Sandy for example. Gov had to step for control. Really no difference except scale of occurance.

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