BONG GO CALLS ANEW FOR PASSAGE OF Department of Disaster Resilience

Vows to provide assistance to victims of recent earthquake

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go renewed his call for the passage of his twin measures establishing the Department of Disaster Resilience and requiring the construction of mandatory evacuation centers following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Northern Luzon.

Twin measures promoting disaster resilience

Senate Bill No. 188 aims to establish a Department of Disaster Resilience which will bring together all essential functions and mandates currently scattered among various disaster-related agencies. Once established, it shall be primarily responsible for implementing programs, projects and activities that ensure communities are disaster-resilient, adaptive and safe.

Go was prompted to refile the bill because “the Philippines’ experiences with natural disasters have shown that the existing laws, policies, resources, and institutional arrangements governing disaster management lacked responsiveness to the country’s requirements for disaster resilience.” READ MORE

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