Puerto Galera placed under state of calamity

Mariz Laksamana, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 27 2016 11:08 PM

Puerto Galera local officials, law enforcers, and volunteers repack rice, canned goods, and water into relief packages for residents affected by typhoon Nina. Photo by Mariz Laksamana, ABS-CBN News

PUERTO GALERA — Local officials announced a state of calamity in Puerto Galera Tuesday afternoon, due to damage wrought on the resort town by typhoon Nina.

The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office earlier listed 1,222 partially damaged houses and 451 totally damaged homes in the Oriental Mindoro summer destination.

According to Mayor Rockey Ilagan, residents were also cut off from their water supply on Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, at least 70 percent of homes had water back.

Volunteers repacked 150 sacks of rice, 100 boxes of canned goods and bottled water into relief packages to be distributed to 13 barangays on Wednesday.

Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte said he is earmarking about P50 million for typhoon aid.