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FAMILIES SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR DISASTERS – VILLAR

Reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar urged the public to have their own emergency plans in the event of disasters. Following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Zambales and the 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Eastern Samar, Villar said each household should devise their own emergency procedure “which family members should know by heart and implemented in the event […]

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COUNTRY NEEDS A DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and 2019 senatorial candidate Bong Go threw his support behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for the creation of a Department of Disaster Resilience following the deadly magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit Luzon recently. It could be recalled that in his 3rd State of the Nation Address last July […]

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VILLANUEVA TO EMPLOYERS: PRIORITIZE SAFETY OF WORKERS DURING EARTHQUAKES

Senator Joel Villanueva has reminded employers to prioritize the safety and welfare of their employees after reports circulated that some workers in Metro Manila were not able leave their work areas during the recent magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted the capital and nearby provinces. “The law is clear. The right of workers to safety and […]

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD INVEST IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara wants local government units (LGUs) to spend their local disaster funds wisely by prioritizing disaster planning and risk management, saying such moves are more proactive and cost-effective in terms of disaster response. “It is always better to be prepared than hope for the best and deal with the consequences after disaster […]

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OPERATIONS IN ALL QUAKE-HIT COOPS NOW NORMAL – NEA

Power distribution in all coverage areas of electric cooperatives (ECs) impacted by the earthquakes that hit Central Luzon and Eastern Visayas earlier this week are now back to normal, according to the National Electrification Administration (NEA). Based on the NEA monitoring report as of Wednesday noon, all ECs in Central Luzon have reported normal operations […]

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AGRI PARTY-LIST TO GOV’T: REVIEW AGRI INFRASTRUCTURE

In light of the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit Luzon on Monday, and the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that hit the Visayas on Tuesday, AGRI Party-list has called on government to check whether critical agricultural infrastructure such as irrigation systems have been damaged and to take appropriate measures to immediately repair them if necessary. “The country […]

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GOV’T TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and 2019 senatorial candidate Bong Go sent his sympathies to the families of victims of the 6.1 magnitude quake that recently struck Luzon. “Nakalungkot po ang mga nangyayaring mga ganitong trahedya. Ako po ay nakikidalamhati sa mga naapektuhan ng lindol lalong-lalo na po sa namatayan at nasugatan,” Go […]

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PH NEEDS A DISASTER RESILIENCE DEPARTMENT – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said the country needs a strong and empowered institution capable of responding to the new normal of natural disasters and climate change, as he pushed for the immediate passage of a bill creating the Department of Disaster Resilience in the wake of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted parts of Luzon […]

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CREATE A DEPARTMENT OF PREPAREDNESS AND RESILIENCY – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III again renewed his call for the creation of a separate “Department of Preparedness and Resiliency” that would address disaster management concerns, in light of the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit parts of Luzon on Monday. The lawmaker stressed the importance of “preparedness at the highest executive level, a full-time and dedicated […]

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CONDUCT AUDIT OF PUBLIC, PRIVATE BUILDINGS – CASTELO

In the wake of the earthquake that rocked Metro Manila and other parts of the country on Monday, Quezon City Rep. Winnie Castelo renewed his call for an organized and comprehensive audit of all government and private buildings to assess and ensure their structural integrity. “Doing so at the soonest possible time will prevent loss […]