QC solon says Batanes quakes underscore need to create disaster resilience department
The twin earthquakes that hit Batanes has underscored the urgency of passing a bill that will create the proposed Disaster Resiliency and Alertness Management Department (DREAM Department).
Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas has aired confidence that the House leadership will swiftly act on the measure, noting that the bill responds to the call of President Rodrigo Duterte in his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Vargas authored House Bill No. 2001 or the proposed creation of the DREAM Department, which will institutionalize the policies, structures, coordination mechanisms and programs for disaster preparedness and emergency management from the national down to the local levels.
“Nature keeps on reminding us of the necessity of DREAM department in order for us to have a sound sleep knowing we are prepared for any disaster,” Vargas said in a press conference Monday.
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