ISINAILALIM ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa state of calamity ang buong Luzon batay sa rekomendasyon ng National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
Sa ilalim ng state of calamity ay iiral ang automatic price freeze ng basic commodities at bawat ahensiya ay ipatutupad ang Price Act, ayon kay Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque.
“Department of Agriculture: rice, corn, cooking oil, dried and other marine products, fresh eggs, fresh pork, beef and vegetables, root crops, sugar and fresh fruits
“Department of Trade and Industry: canned fish and other marine products, processed milk, coffee, laundry soap, detergent, candles, bread, salt, potable water in bottles and containers, locally-manufactured instant noodles.
“Department of Environment and Natural Resources: firewood and charcoal.
“Department of Health: drugs classified essential by DOH.
“Department of Energy: household liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene,” sabi ni Roque sa kalatas kahapon.
“The Executive ensures that all departments and concerned agencies are working together towards the rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation of affected areas and residents,” dagdag ni Roque. (ROSE NOVENARIO)