Bohol under ‘state of calamity’

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THE Province of Bohol, Cebu’s next door neighbor, has declared a state of calamity after Typhoon Odette battered the province on Thursday, December 16, 2021

This, after Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap signed Executive Order (EO) No. 65, series of 2021, declaring the entire province under a state of calamity.

Yap said he immediately issued the EO due to the severe damage that the typhoon had brought to Bohol.

In his Facebook page, Yap reported that as of Saturday noon, December 18, a total of 49 people from his province were reported killed as a result of the typhoon.

Twenty of the 48 local government units (LGUs) in Bohol have submitted their situation reports to the Provincial Government, and 17 of those 20 have reported casualties in their areas.

Of the 17 towns, Ubay has the most number of casualties with eight to date.

Other Bohol towns that have reported casualties included President Carlos P. Garcia, Loon, Inabanga, Catigbian, Valencia, Tubigon, Alicia, Batuan, Antequera, Maribojoc, Calape, Jagna, Pilar, Talibon, Loboc and Candijay.

Yap said they also need to address the shortage of food and water supplies.

Yap ordered the stockpiling of food packs and water supplies. His office has started distributing these items to Maribojoc and Loboc with more towns soon to follow.

“As we confront this tragedy, remember that we are going to do this together as one Bolanon People. We must remember that we are all victims. You and I, have suffered greatly together,” Yap added, in a statement on his FB page.

(JKV, PR)

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