Full List: Areas under state of calamity after monsoon floods

In the aftermath of the floods brought by monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Storm Maring, these provinces, cities, and municipalities have been declared under state of calamity:

DECLARED UNDER STATE OF CALAMITY (as of 2:15 p.m. August 21, 2013):

Laguna Province
Bataan Province
Cavite Province
Pampanga Province
Muntinlupa City
Pateros


Parañaque City
Malabon
Taytay, Rizal
San Mateo, Rizal
Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan
Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

Residents ride a bamboo raft to safety in Noveleta, Cavite, on Monday, August 19. Torrential rain paralyzed large parts of Luzon as neck-deep water swept through residential areas. Photo Credit: Jay Directo/AFP


Section 3 of Republic Act 10121
, known as the “Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010” defines a state of calamity as “a condition involving mass casualty and/or major damages to property, disruption of means of livelihoods, roads and normal way of life of people in the affected areas as a result of the occurrence of natural or human-induced hazard.”

“The declaration and lifting of the state of calamity may also be issued by the local sanggunian, upon the recommendation of the LDRRMC, based on the results of the damage assessment and needs analysis.”

If a state of calamity is declared by the national government the following will be implemented: appropriation for calamity funds; a price freeze for 60 days for basic necessities; and the granting of no-interest loans by "government financing or lending institutions to the most affected section of the population through their cooperatives or people’s organizations." — TJD/BM/DVM/KG, GMA News

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