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GORDON TO LGUS: ADAPT TO MORE DESTRUCTIVE TYPHOONS

Citing the drastic effects of climate change to the Filipino people, Senator Dick Gordon urged local government units (LGUs) to adapt to the adverse impact of stronger and more destructive typhoons traversing the country. Gordon, who chairs the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), the country’s premier humanitarian organization, said local authorities must accept the fact that […]

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TYPHOON-HIT MARINDUQUE CO-OP GETS NEA LOAN

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) has disbursed P3 million in calamity loans to aid an electric cooperative (EC) in Marinduque province, which was affected by previous typhoons. Data from NEA Accounts Management and Guarantee Department as of January 31, 2021 showed that Marinduque Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MARELCO) received P3.322 million for the rehabilitation of its […]

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NEA LAUDS PHILRECA’S ROLE IN POWER RESTORATION

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) recognized the role played by the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) in the restoration of electricity in provinces hit by the recent typhoons. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong issued the statement on Tuesday, December 1, as he congratulated PHILRECA on the occasion of its 41st Annual General Membership Meeting (AGMM) […]

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‘BAYANIHAN 3’ REHAB PLAN GETS VILLAFUERTE SUPPORT

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte is backing a proposal in the Senate for a new fiscal package in 2021 on top of next year’s proposed General Appropriations Act (GAA), this time a “Bayanihan 3” plan for the large-scale rehabilitation of provinces and cities devastated by three strong typhoons—Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses—that battered Luzon in succession […]

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NIA NEEDS PROPER SUPERVISION – GORDON

With the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) under fire for the severe flooding in Isabela and Cagayan when Typhoon “Ulysses” swamped the provinces recently, Senator Dick Gordon pointed out that the agency should be properly supervised to avoid a repeat of the catastrophic incident. “We cannot solve everything through legislation, all the laws are there. What […]

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VALENZUELA DONATES P6M CASH TO BICOL – GATCHALIAN

While the Bicol region is still reeling from the impact of the recent slew of typhoons, Senator Win Gatchalian checked on how residents were coping from the devastation in Catanduanes, Albay, and Camarines Sur. Gatchalian, along with Valenzuela City Congressman Wes Gatchalian, Vice Mayor Lorie Natividad-Borja and Councilor Rovin Feliciano met with the provinces’ officials […]

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ENSURE AID OF CHILDREN AFTER TYPHOONS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units (LGUs) to ensure that relief efforts in the aftermath of typhoons address the needs of affected children, including their safety from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), […]

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DESPITE TYPHOONS, PH RICE SUPPLY ENOUGH – DAR

With timely weather advisories, farmers were able to harvest early and thus “saved” their crops several days before typhoons Quinta and Rolly wrought damage to major rice-producing provinces in Luzon. As a result, combined palay production loss amounted to roughly 165,000 metric tons (MT), representing two percent of the projected fourth-quarter harvest of 8.4 million […]

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P238-M LOANS EXTENDED TO POWER COOPS IN 5 MONTHS – NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) released P238-million worth of loans, including calamity loans, to various electric cooperatives (ECs) in the first five months of 2020. Data from the NEA Accounts Management and Guarantee Department (AMGD) as of May 31, 2020 showed that P238.606-million was borrowed by 16 ECs across the country. The calamity loan extended […]

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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 […]