Iloilo City to declare ‘State of Imminent Danger’
Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) headed by Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog convened Thursday to put in place preemptive measures as the city gets ready for the possible effects of Typhoon “Ruby”.
|Mayor Mabilog presiding over the CDRRMC meeting.|
“We have passed a resolution requesting the City Council to hold a special session at 10:00 a.m. on Friday so we can declare a State of Imminent Danger for Iloilo City,” Mabilog said.
The declaration would enable the city to release funds needed for various activities before, during and after the calamity.
It would also give authority to the local chief executive to suspend classes and work on Saturday, Dec. 6, to guarantee the safety of city residents.
The Bureau of Fire Protection together with the Iloilo City Police Office will go around the barangays to implement
pre-emptive evacuation of residents in coastal barangays and low-lying areas.
CDRRMC Evacuation Centers
John B.Lacson Foundation Maritime University-Molo Campus;
University of the Philippines Visayas
St. Therese MTC Colleges in Lapaz
Iloilo City Hall
Western Visayas College of Science and Technology
West Visayas State University
Central Philippine University
Philippine Science High School
Mandurriao Elementary School.
The City Social Welfare and Development Office assured there are enoughrelief goods while the City Health Office guaranteed substantial medicines for emergency use.
Mabilog also asked other national government agencies, private agencies,civic groups and non-government organizations to help and support the City Government in ensuring the life and safety of the people.
The CDRRMC Operation Center will be at the third floor of the City Hall with the following hotline numbers: 393-0908, 393-0885, 393-2730, 393-2771,393-2770; and mobile numbers 09282262501, 09327476135 and 09173602312. (Iloilo City PIO)