Pres. Duterte Declares Philippines under ‘State of Calamity’

DECLARING A STATE OF CALAMITY THROUGHOUT THE PHILIPPINES
TO CORONA VIRUS DISEASE 2019

Despite government interventions, the number of confirmed cases of Covid-1 9 continues to rise.

The “Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010,”. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has recommended the declaration of a State of Calamity throughout the Philippines.

Today it was approved and signed by President Rodrigo Duterte and proclaims as follows:

SECTION 1: There is hereby declared a State of Calamity throughout the Philippines for a period of six (6) months, unless earlier lifted or extended as circumstances may warrant.

SECTION 2: There is hereby imposed an Enhanced Community Quarantine throughout Luzon beginning 12 midnight tonight until 12 April 2020, unless earlier lifted or extended as circumstances may warrant.

SECTION 3: All government agencies and LGUs are enjoined to render full assistance to and cooperation with each other and mobilize the necessary resources to undertake critical, urgent, and appropriate disaster response aid and measures in a timely manner to curtail and eliminate the threat of Covid-19.

SECTION 4: All law enforcement agencies, with the support from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, are hereby directed to undertake all necessary measures to ensure peace and order in affected areas, as may be necessary.

SECTION 5: The Executive Secretary, the Secretary of Health, and all other concerned heads of departments, are directed to issue guidelines governing the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine throughout Luzon.

Here is the scanned of the proclamation:

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