Disaster council says data needed for Boracay rehab

THE Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RRDMC) has asked the Malay municipal government to provide the number of affected families and other data required to support a state of calamity declaration on Boracay Island.

Such declaration will pave the way for the rehabilitation of the island.

Jose Roberto Nuñez, chairman of the council, said they will wait for the data until Friday, March 30. If the municipality fails to provide such data, Nuñez said they will have to secure the data themselves.

Nuñez made the request during the council's meeting on March 26.

Under Republic Act 10121, or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, the council is mandated to validate reports before the declaration of a state of calamity. (Carolyn Jane Abello)
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