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Quezon placed under state of calamity due to Glenda

Quezon province was placed under a state of calamity on Thursday, after sustaining damage from Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun).

This means the local government can control the price of basic necessities and prime commodities, grant no-interest loans, and tap into calamity funds.

This developed as telecommunications facilities in parts of the province are down, GMA News stringer Peewee Bacunio reported on dzBB radio.

Citing information from the office of Governor David Suarez, the report said residents are trying to get back to normal after Glenda lashed Luzon this week.

Earlier, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Albay, Camarines Sur and Naga City had been declared under a state of calamity.

The dzBB report also said some island municipalities could not be contacted as of Thursday noon.

Residents in the province have asked for help in having telecommunication firms resume their services, it added. —Joel Locsin/KBK, GMA News