Good afternoon, Mr. President and my dear colleagues.
Mr. President, I have stood many times here in the past year to draw attention to our shortcomings in our response to the grave national emergency situation presented to us by supertyphoon Yolanda in November 2013.
One year after, based on all the efforts of government that we have seen implemented before, during and after typhoon Ruby—which was of an initial magnitude that portended catastrophe of a scale similar to Yolanda—it is a with a great deal of satisfaction and relief that I rise to speak of our response to Typhoon Ruby.
From the evacuation efforts—observed by the United Nations as “one of the largest peacetime evacuations in history”—to the pre-positioning of goods, equipment and security and law enforcement personnel, to the coordination between the national and local governments of services and information, to the parallel efforts of the private sector and even international agencies and offices, we can say with pride that we have done a much better job this time.
“The Young senator from Ilocos wants to know from government how best to institutionalise disaster and relief response both national and local”
Though more than 150,000 Filipinos are still living in relief and evacuation centers throughout the Visayas created as a relief response against Typhoon Ruby, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. wants to call officials of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in a bid to institutionalize disaster response and relief of the government.
In his privilege speech today at the Senate, Sen. Bongbong introduced Senate resolution number 1056 which seeks to institutionalize disaster and relief response protocols both in the national as well as local levels. Though Marcos cited the recent successful evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people prior to the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby, the young senator from the Ilocos still sees the need to fine-tune the council’s response systems to be able to prevent the loss of lives.
By Ernie Reyes | InterAksyon.com
MANILA, Philippines — Questions of constitutionality are likely to hamper the swift passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said.
“There are so many (questions on constitutionality). For example, the ground that the Supreme Court used in MOA-AD, kung bakit naging (why it became) unconstitutional,” Marcos said in an interview Monday night.
The MOA-AD, or Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain, was a pact signed by the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2008.
After it was shot down by the high court, fighting broke out between the MILF and government forces that lasted almost a year. Read More…
By Elizabeth Marcelo | GMA News Online
Senator Bongbong Marcos on Monday pushed for the institutionalization of disaster response and relief protocols of the government.
In a privilege speech, Marcos introduced Senate Resolution No. 1056 which directs the appropriate Senate committee to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation on the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Office of the Civil Defense’s (OCD) implementation of Republic Act 10121 or the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Law.
Marcos said with the frequency of strong typhoons entering the country such Yolanda and Ruby, there was a greater need to institutionalize disaster and relief response protocols both in the national as well as local levels.
By Marlon Purificacion | Journal Online
SEN. Bongbong Marcos Jr. wants to call officials of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in a bid to institutionalize disaster response and relief efforts of the government.
Marcos introduced Senate Resolution No. 1056 which seeks to institutionalize disaster and relief response protocols both in the national as well as local levels.
Though Marcos cited the recent successful evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people prior to the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby, the senator still sees the need to fine-tune the council’s response systems to be able to prevent the loss of lives.
Bacoor Coliseum, Molino 3
City of Bacoor, Cavite
12 December 2014
Congresswoman Lani Mercado-Revilla, Vice-Governor Ramon Jolo Revilla III, a.k.a. “Sir Chief”, Mayor Strike Revilla, Vice-Mayor Karen Sarino-Evaristo, Members of the Sanggunian Panglungsod, other officials of the City Government of Bacoor, friends and other esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen: a very sunny and good morning to all of you!
It is truly an honor and privilege for me to visit once again our neighboring city and to address the youth of Cavite, especially the youth leaders of the City of Bacoor, on the occasion of Bacoor Youth Summit for 2014. Sinabi kong “neighboring city” dahil kahit nandirito tayo sa lalawigan ng Cavite, talaga namang katabing-katabi lamang nito ang Lungsod ng Pasay, kung saan naroroon ang Senado, at kung saan ako ay nanunungkulan bilang isa sa inyong mga hinalal na Senador ng Republika ng Pilipinas. Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat.
Nagpapasalamat din ako sa inyong mga halal na lokal na opisyal ng ating mahal na lalawigan, lalong-lalo na sina Congresswoman Lani, Vice-Gov Jolo, Mayor Strike, na ako ay inanyahan upang tayo ay makapagsama-sama rito at makapagtalakay ng ilang mahahalagang isyu na ating kinakaharap ngayon.