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BONG GO RENEWS CALL FOR MANDATORY EVACUATION SITES

Considering how the country is prone to natural disasters and other calamities, Senator Bong Go reiterated his appeal for the passage of his proposed Mandatory Evacuation Center Act as he welcomed similar measures being pushed by his fellow lawmakers. “Masaya po ako na ‘yung iba pong senador ay gusto rin pong magkaroon ng mandatory evacuation […]

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BONG GO PUSHES FOR MANDATORY EVACUATION CENTERS

Optimistic with the new year ahead, Senator Bong Go reminded Filipinos to uphold the spirit of bayanihan amid crisis situations as he continues to push for initiatives that are all aimed to protect and promote the welfare of Filipinos. Go reiterated his commitment to support programs and measures, such as Super Health Centers, Department of […]

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BONG GO BATS FOR MANDATORY EVACUATION CENTERS

Underscoring the vulnerability of the Philippines to natural disasters, Senator Bong Go renewed his call to establish clean and safe evacuation centers nationwide to make certain that calamity victims are comfortable as they recover.  Go’s team recently visited Tinio, Nueva Ecija and provided assistance to 500 Typhoon Karding victims.  In his video message, the legislator […]

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VILLAFUERTE: PRIORITIZE PERMANENT EVAC CENTER BILL

With the unending government problem of providing interim shelter to millions of Filipinos dislocated by one calamity after another, Camarine Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has called for the inclusion in the priority list of bills for approval this first regular session of the 19th Congress a measure establishing disaster-resilient evacuation centers nationwide for the benefit of underprivileged […]

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EVACUATION CENTERS FOR LGUS GET HOUSE PANEL OK

The House Subcommittee on Disaster Preparedness chaired by Lanao del Sur 1st District Representative Zia Alonto Adiong approved House Bill 16, in consolidation with 25 other measures that would establish evacuation centers in every province, city, and municipality and appropriating funds therefor. Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez is principal author of HB 16, along with Tingog […]

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DENR EYES MORE CLIMATE RESILIENCY PROJECTS

The Task Force Build Back Better (TFBBB), led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), is shifting its efforts from the current disaster response and recovery to disaster prevention and building climate resiliency in the country’s most vulnerable provinces. During the 35th TFBBB meeting recently, the DENR presented a new policy direction that […]

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NAT’L POLICY ON LAND USE AMID CLIMATE CHANGE URGED

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte has underscored the urgency of instituting a national policy that would ensure the efficient and sustainable use of the country’s land and physical resources as a means to provide long-term safeguards to communities vulnerable to climate change. Duterte said the recent destruction wrought by Tropical Storm Paeng in […]

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EMERGENCY LEAVE FOR WORKERS AFTER DISASTERS URGED

Days after Typhoon Karding ravaged parts of Luzon, feedback on the extensive damage of the typhoon was reported. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC, stated that the number of individuals affected by the said typhoon already exceeded one million individuals. The NDRRMC’s situational report states that Karding affected 299,127 families in Ilocos, […]

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CUA URGES LGUS: BUILD ‘GREEN WALL’ VS TYPHOONS

Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines president and Quirino Governor Dax Cua on Monday urged local government units across the country to build a “green wall” for protection against natural disasters. As Super Typhoon Karding battered Luzon on Sunday, “Sierra Madre” had been among the trending topics on social media, highlighting the role of […]

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RENT PAYMENT MORATORIUM DURING DISASTERS URGED

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to impose a moratorium on the payment of all fees, charges, and costs relating to the rental of residential units in times of disasters and other kinds of emergencies. Gatchalian also eyes a moratorium on eviction during the period of the State of Calamity or Emergency. […]