Cavite declares state of calamity after “Maring” devastation


QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — Due to the widespread damage caused by tropical storm “Maring”, Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla has declared a state of calamity in the province.

Remulla said that in the town of Silang, Cavite six bridges collapsed. Many old roads of the province were also destroyed as the ground under these became soft and gave in after the heavy rains

“Kasi parang lumambot ang lupa sa dami ng tubig na inabsorb ng soil, kaya nagkaroon ng liquefaction effect,  at yung mga tulay, humina yung kaniyang mga pundasyon, kasi mga luma na rin sila. Hindi rin naman sila dinesign para daanan ng mabibigat na sasakyan, eh yung mga truck kung saan-saan dumadaan, kaya malamang ay yung mga pundasyon ng mga tulay ay humina na,” Remulla said in an interview in Net 25’s Radyo Agila.

The provincial government is assessing the damage cause by “Maring,” both in agriculture and infrastructure.

Meanwhile, the Manila-Cavite road was closed for motorists after roads were destroyed.  Some were still submerged in flood waters.