By Hannah Torregoza | Manila Bulletin
The Senate will try to finish deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro basic law (BBL) early next year and before lawmakers become busy with the upcoming May 2016 elections.
This was Senate President Franklin Drilon’s promise saying members of the upper chamber are keen on passing the law as early as possible in the first six months of 2015, before the election campaign season sets in.
The Senate had to set aside deliberations on the Bangsamoro measure in order to give way to deliberations and passage into law of the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget.
By Malou Escudero | Pilipino Star Ngayon
MANILA, Philippines – Ipatatawag ni Sen. Bongbong Marcos ang mga opisyal ng National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council para hingan ng paliwanag sa kanilang ginawang pagtugon sa kalamidad.
Ang pahayag ni Marcos ay bunsod na rin ng pananatili ng 150,000 residente sa mga evacuation centers sa Visayas.
Sa kanyang privilege speech, layon ng Senate Resolution 1056 ni Marcos na gawing institutionalize ang disaster at relief response protocols sa bansa.
by Marlon Purificacion | Politics.com.ph
“Let’s all take a cue from Australia, a nation coming together against Islamophobia. We have Muslim brothers and sisters too. #illridewithyou,” Marcos tweeted.
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.