State of calamity in Cebu due to dry spell

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State of calamity in Cebu due to dry spell

The Cebu provincial board on Monday, May 25 placed the province under a state of calamity following a prolonged dry spell that has affected most of its towns and cities. The decision will allow the provincial government to access its calamity funds to aid local government units that are most affected by the drought, which include Alcantara, Asturias, Carmen, Tabuelan, Argao, Borbon, Moalboal, Oslob and Tuburan. These towns have also declared a state of calamity in their localities. The local weather bureau announced a “mild” El Niño in Cebu, but warned the situation could worsen in the coming months.

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