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ONLY HAVE ONE AGENCY IN CHARGE OF DISASTERS – ZUBIRI

In the plenary session devoted to the 2021 budget deliberations, the Senate recently took on the budget for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and its attached agencies. Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri took to the floor to raise concerns regarding the government’s disaster management-adjacent agencies, in the wake of the destructive typhoons Rolly […]

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PASS DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE BILL – VELASCO

Following a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that rocked Mindanao recently, several House members are urging the swift passage of a bill creating a government agency that will specifically deal with disasters and other calamities in the country. Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco said there is now an immediate need for the passage of the administration’s version […]

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FUNDING FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE DEPARTMENT BILL APPROVED – NOGRALES

The House committee on appropriations has approved the funding provisions of the measure creating the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR), which is among the legislative priorities mentioned by President Rodrigo Duterte in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA). The House panel, chaired by Davao Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles, passed the consolidated bill […]