President Rodrigo Duterte will “most likely” place Bicol Region, Calabarzon and Mimaropa under state of calamity after being wrecked by typhoons “Quinta” and “Rolly.”

Disaster officials reported that infrastructure damage due to “Rolly” amounted to more than P8 billion, while agricultural damage was at almost P3 billion.

“Most likely po [ilagay sa state of calamity] pero antayin na natin iyong papel mismo na manggagaling sa tanggapan ng presidente,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said on Monday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Nov. 6 said three regions were placed under a state of calamity due to the damage caused by the two typhoons.

Declaring a state of calamity would allow the government to impose price controls on goods and hasten the release of funding.

In its latest report, the NDRRMC said 230,834 families or 906,146 persons were affected by “Rolly.”

It also recorded 22 deaths, 165 injuries and three missing people. John Ezekiel J. Hirro