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DUTERTE NEEDS TO CERTIFY AS URGENT DDR BILL – GO

During his visit to victims of Typhoon Tisoy in Daraga, Albay, Senator Bong Go urged his colleagues in the Senate and the House of Representatives to expedite the passage of the proposed measure providing for the creation of a Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) as calamities such as earthquakes and typhoons frequently occur in the […]

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CREATE THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles called on Congress to fast track the creation of a Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR), noting that the recent series of earthquakes that struck Mindanao and other natural calamities that hit other parts of the country required full-time, Cabinet-level attention. “We cannot predict the occurrence of disasters. They are not conveniently timed […]

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QUAKE-HIT COOPS IN COTABATO, DAVAO DEL SUR, ASSURED OF ASSISTANCE — NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has vowed to assist electric cooperatives in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur to fully recover from a series of strong earthquakes that jolted several areas in Mindanao last month.  NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong on Tuesday met with officials of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative, Inc. (COTELCO) and Davao del Sur […]

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AMEND THE NATIONAL BUILDING CODE – GO

Senator Bong Go distributed grocery packs and financial aid in towns hardest hit by the subsequent magnitude 6.6 and magnitude 6.5 earthquakes that rocked North Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao on October 29 and 31, respectively. An earlier strong quake with a magnitude of 6.3 first hit the same areas last October 16. Straight […]

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MANDATORY SERVICE OF PROFESSIONALS NEEDED IN DISASTER RESPONSE – TOLENTINO

Senator Francis Tolentino is pushing for the passage of a measure that will require mandatory civil conscription for disaster and humanitarian service. In his sponsorship speech delivered during the plenary session, Tolentino stressed that a ready and able body of professionals be equipped to be called upon to render aid in emergency situations and enable […]

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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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PREPARE FOR MASS CASUALTY INCIDENTS – GORDON

Following the series of earthquakes that rocked various parts of the country, including Luzon and Metro Manila as well as the recent bombings in Sri Lanka, Senator Dick Gordon called on the whole country and the government to prepare for mass casualty incidents. Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, underscored the need for swift […]

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STEP UP DISASTER READINESS – PIMENTEL

“Let’s assess our readiness to respond and to provide needed disaster relief and assistance in times of natural calamities. Our education drives and simulation drills should be sustained and continuous. An alert and informed citizenry is best equipped to deal with emergencies.” Senator Koko Pimentel III made the remark as the Philippine government sent its […]