BBM bares environment initiatives; to develop IT-based Disaster Risk Information Roadmap

24 April 2022

PRESIDENTIAL frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., will develop a comprehensive internet- based Disaster Risk Information Roadmap as part of his program to protect the general population and environment from the ill-effects of natural disasters,  after he is elected in the May 9 polls.

In a statement, Marcos said he is planning to replicate and use as model the United Nation Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) systen.

Under the said program, UNDRR has comprehensive information on all dimensions of disaster risk, including hazards, exposure, vulnerability and capacity, related to persons, communities, organizations and countries and their assets.

Marcos added the roadmap will be implemented thru an IT program that will be accessible in all parts of the country.

“This is very important to protect our environment as we institute programs to balance economic  gains and environment,” said Marcos.

In UNDRR, disaster risk information includes all studies, information and mapping required to understand the disaster risk drivers and underlying risk factors.

Earlier, Marcos announced that part of his priority program is environment protection and preservation as he stressed the need to institute policy reforms and programs which will create a peaceful balance between economic development and the environment.

“Nature has its rights that should be protected. It should be allowed to flourish, reproduce and attain its abundance side by side with human civilization in perfect balance and harmony with our growing communities," he said during a recent sidelines interview while on a provincial sortie.

"We should do this if we want to safeguard the most vulnerable members of our society from the onslaught of natural calamities,” he added.

Among his program is to create the Department of Disaster Resilience that will look in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as an effective model of disaster resilience that integrates many other agencies.

Promoting reforestation and pushing for stricter anti-illegal logging law will also be prioritized by his administration as he will also institute the creation of industrial forest plantations to supply market demand for wood.

In mining, Marcos said, his administration will implement a collaborative relationship with all stakeholders to make sure that it will not be abused and it will help in bringing back our economy from the onslaught of the pandemic.

He is also planning to create the Department of Water and Resources Management to make sure that clean and potable water is available to every Filipino.

Marcos added he will also focus on solid waste management including “waste to energy programs” that will be an income generating initiative of his administration.

Likewise, the presidential frontrunner said he is planning to create an ecology-based Disaster Risk Reduction program that should be addressed from the point of view of environmental degradation especially on forests, wetlands, coastal and marine and drylands.

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FILIPINO VERSION

Programang pangkalikasan inilatag ni BBM; IT-based Disaster Risk Information Roadmap isusulong

ISUSULONG ni presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., ang paglikha ng isang internet-based Disaster information Roadmap bilang bahagi ng kanyang programa para protektahan ang kalikasan at mga mamamayan mula sa masamang epekto ng mga kalamidad, matapos siyang manalo sa halalan sa Mayo 9.

Sa pahayag, sinabi ni Marcos na plano niyang gayahin ang United Nation Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) kung saan meron itong komprehensibong impormasyon sa lahat ng disaster risk situation at analysis.

Kabilang dito ang hazard, exposure, vulnerability at capacity na may kaugnayan sa tao, komunidad, organisasyon ng mga bansa at mga asset nila.

Plano rin ni Marcos na ipatupad ang naturang roadmap sa pamamagitan ng internet para masigurong kakalat ito at makararating sa lahat ng panig ng bansa.

“This is very important to protect our environment as we institute program to balance economic gains and environment,” sabi ni Marcos.

Sa UNDRR, kabilang sa disaster risk information ang lahat ng pag-aaral, impormasyon at mapping na kailangan para maintindihan ang disaster risk at iba pang mga epekto at dapat gawin ukol dito.

Kamakailan lang ay inihayag ni Marcos na bahagi ng kanyang prayoridad ang protektahan at i-preserba ang kalikasan kasabay ng paggiit na isusulong niya ang mga programa na magbabalanse sa pag-unlad ng ekonomiya at pangangalaga sa kalikasan.

“Nature has its rights that should be protected. It should be allowed to flourish, reproduce and attain its abundance side by side with human civilization in perfect balance and harmony with our growing communities. We should do this if we want to safeguard the most vulnerable members of our society from the onslaught of natural calamities,” ayon sa pahayag ni Marcos.

Kabilang sa kanyang programa ay ang paglikha ng Department of Disaster Resilience na katulad ng Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sa Estados Unidos, bilang epektibong modelo para sa disaster resilience na naglalayong kumonekta sa iba’t ibang sangay ng ahensya.

Isusulong din niya ang reforestation at pagpapatupad ng mas istriktong batas para sa anti-illegal logging kasabay ng paglikha ng industrial forest plantations para mag-supply sa local market demand ng kahoy.

Sa pagmimina naman, iginiit ni Marcos na ipatutupad ng kanyang administrasyon ang maayos na pakikipag-ugnayan sa lahat ng mga stakeholder para masigurong hindi ito maabuso at sa halip ay makatutulong ito sa muling pagbangon ng bansa mula sa pandemya.

Plano rin niyang lumikha ng Department of Water and Resources Management, para masiguro na ang malinis at ligtas na tubig ay nakaaabot sa lahat ng Pilipino.

Kabilang din sa tutugunan niya ang problema sa solid waste management kasama na rito ang “waste to energy programs” na dapat ay masigurong magbibigay ng kita sa bawat mamamayan at pamayanan.

Isusulong din ng kanyang gobyerno ang paglikha ng isang ecology-based Disaster Risk Reduction program na maglalayong proteksyunan ang kalikasan.

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