“If a tsunami is racing toward a province at the speed of a jet plane, bakit ang mensahe dadaan pa ng Camp Aguinaldo?”
Sen. Ralph Recto on Thursday raised this subject as he deplored the obvious “red tape” in the sending of disaster textual content alerts.
He stated underneath current guidelines, solely the NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council) primarily based in Camp Aguinaldo, is the licensed generator of disaster alerts.
“Sa ngayon kasi PAGASA (Phil. Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) has to send a warning to NDRRMC, sa Operations Center nito,” Recto stated.
“Then the proposed emergency warning can be despatched to the NDRRMC govt director for approval, and provided that he has permitted it could the NDRRMC ship it to telcos (telecommunication firms) for textual content
blasting,” he stated.
Recto has described the course of as cumbersome. “Why ought to there be center man in a course of that needs to be characterised by pace? Why not simply enable PAGASA, in the case of typhoons, or Phivolcs (Phil. Institute of Volcanology and Seismology), if it issues earthquakes,to speak straight with telcos?
“Bakit ang message routed pa through NDRRMC? Bakit hindi na lang hotline between PAGASA and Smart or Globe? That should be delegated to the responsible agency. When lives are at stake, warnings should be fast and timely,” Recto stated.