By: Freddie Lazaro – September 13, 2018 | Manila Bulletin

STA. ANA, Cagayan — A mass evacuation is being anticipated in this province and local authorities, including the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), here, are already prepared for it.


Secretary Raul L. Lambino, administrator and CEO of the Lambino of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Free Port (CSEZFP), has put on stand-by all off CEZA’s earth-moving equipment such as backhoes and bulldozers and other vehicles like ambulances and dump trucks for possible evacuation and rescue operations.

A 50-man quick response team is already on alert with 1,000 relief packs, water and other emergency kits available.

“Our order is for the quick-response team to identify the hazard areas and inhabited areas that are prone to landslide and flooding,” said Lambino.