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× State of calamity in Calabarzon over Taal unrest ‘not late’ – Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of Calabarzon as a state of calamity due to Taal Volcano's eruption is "not late."

"They can never be too late in a declaration with respect to calamities. May calamities, siyempre ang tagal niyan. It cannot be late," Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a press briefing.

Duterte placed Calabarzon…