5 flood-hit towns in Tarlac placed under state of
29-Jun-11, 1:06 AM | Philippine News Agency
"Camiling is under state of calamity due to massive
flooding spawned by tropical storm Falcon"
TARLAC CITY, Tarlac, Philippines
- Five towns in the province have been placed under
the state of calamity due to massive flooding spawned by
tropical storm "Falcon" (international codename: Meari).
The Tarlac Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction
Management Council (TPDRRMC) on Monday said the towns under
calamity state were Concepcion, La Paz, Camiling, San
Clemente and Paniqui, which have experienced flash floods of
up to breast-deep level due to the heavy downpour caused by
Falcon over the weekend.
The TPDRRMC also approved the full utilization of 30
percent of the local government's fund, known as stand-by or
quick respond fund (QRF), to allocate for relief and
recovery programs so that the lives of residents in the
stricken communities will return to normal as quickly as
possible as provided in Republic Act 10121.
The TPDRRMC also urged all local government units (LGUs)
to initiate their respective Municipal Development Risk and
Reduction Management Council for them to utilize their own
Two days ago, the western, northern and eastern portion
of the province comprising Camiling, Paniqui, Gerona and La
Paz towns were not passable to the motorists due to
As of Tuesday, only trucks and buses can pass La Paz
Motorists going to Nueva Ecija are advised to take the
Victoria-La Paz road in Barangay Caramutan while western and
northern routes are now passable to all kinds of vehicles.
Acting Governor Pearl Pacada said they distributed 150
packs of relief goods to local residents affected by Falcon
and assessed the damage to infrastructures during an
inspection tour of the province.
Meanwhile, a four-year-old boy identified as John Ian
Dimalanta of Barangay Tinang, Concepcion town drowned when
he accidentally slipped at the Sibol river over the weekend.
His family tried to save him but without success. His
lifeless body was found after several hours.
Source: Philippine News Agency, 29-Jun-11, 1:06 AM /
Photo by Jimmy Verano of Camiling, Tarlac