State of calamity declared in quake-hit Itbayat

State of calamity declared in quake-hit Itbayat

Batanes earthquake

Aerial photo shows the extent of the damage caused by the earthquake that hit Batanes recently. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas and a situation briefing with members of his cabinet and local government officials at the Basco Airport on July 28, 2019 to discuss disaster response measures in the aftermath of the earthquake. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

BASCO, Batanes – The Itbayat municipal council on Monday declared the town under a state of calamity following the major twin earthquakes on Saturday.

Local officials said the declaration would now allow the local government unit to tap their emergency funds.

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