The Philippine Star reports:
President Rodrigo Duterte signed the proclamation declaring a state of calamity in Boracay on the day of its closure. The proclamation placing Boracay under state of calamity covers the three barangays on the world-famous island: Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, and Yapak. […]
With the proclamation, concerned government agencies are directed to undertake necessary and appropriate remedial measures during the state of calamity as provided by Republic Act 10121, or the Philippine Disaster Reduction and Management Act, and other applicable laws, rules, regulations.
These measures include control of the prices of basic goods and commodities for affected area, and employment of negotiated procurement utilization of appropriate funds including National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the area, among others.