Senator Grace Poe has pushed for a evaluation of the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act (PDRRMA) of 2010 to enhance the nation’s preparedness in instances of pure disasters.
Poe stated it’s excessive time the federal government creates a “permanent” Cabinet-level catastrophe resilience and emergency administration company that can solely attend to points involving catastrophe resilience, local weather change adaptation and mitigation, and emergency administration.
“Seven years after the implementation of the law, are we safer and better prepared?” Poe requested. She has filed Senate Resolution No. 100 in August final yr in search of for the regulation’s evaluation.
She famous that highly effective earthquakes have struck a number of elements of the nation this yr, the newest of which was the collection of tremor this July in Ormoc, Leyte, which flattened homes and displaced households.
The lone fatality in Ormoc was a 19-year-old mom, Rhissa Rosales, who took the brunt of the falling particles whereas defending her child.
“Before next time comes, we have to protect the country and our people,” Poe stated.
“The independence of the proposed agency is a necessity to enable us to resolve problems that have accumulated throughout the country’s recent catastrophes, most notably the new normal brought about by Typhoon Yolanda, which all point to the need for a strong and independent regulator and monitoring body that will ensure the accountability of duty-bearers in the performance of disaster risk reduction and management duties,” she stated.