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Duterte commits funds to quake-hit Batanes

ITBAYAT, Batanes, Philippines — When the first jolt woke up Telesforo Valiente, 68, at 4:16 a.m. on Saturday, he rushed out to fetch his mother, Rosario, also known in this community as Lola Yayo, who at 101 is the oldest…

Solon hails DU30 push for Disaster Department. PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte received praises from the proponent of Department of Disaster Resilience for urging Congress to pass the proposal at the soonest possible time.

Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas, author of House Bill 2001, thanked President Duterte for seeing the importance of the department especially since the Philippines is highly exposed to natural calamities and hazards. During his 4th State of the Nation Address,…

Panawagan ni PRRD na lumikha ng Dep’t of Disaster Resilience, ikinasiya ng isang kongresista

Pinasalamatan ngayon ni Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa paghikayat sa Kongreso na ipasa ang hakbangin na lilikha ng Department of Disaster Resilience. Ikinasiya ni Vargas na naitaon pa ang pahayag ng Pangulo sa kanyang State…

Tawa-tawa versus dengue?

DAHIL sa mga testimonya na nakagagaling, nais ni Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas na kilalanin ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno ang Tawa-tawa bilang alternatibong gamot laban sa dengue. Ayon kay Vargas maaaring magsagawa ng pag-aaral ang Department of Science and…

Phivolcs to Batanes engineers: Follow building code

MANILA, Philippines — The chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) yesterday urged provincial engineers in earthquake-hit Batanes to ensure that new structures in the province follow the building code. Science Undersecretary and Phivolcs director Renato Solidum…

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…

IMMEDIATE APPROVAL OF DREAM DEPARTMENT BILL PUSHED

Rep. Alfred Vargas (5th District, Quezon City) on Monday said the creation of the Disaster Resiliency and Alertness Management (DReAM) Department under House Bill No. 2001 will take care of all disaster-resilience related matters including before, during, and after disasters….

Rep. Vargas certain over fast-tracking of Disaster Resilience Dept Bill

Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas was optimistic that approval of his bill that would establish the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management would be fast-tracked during the 18th Congress. “Sa tingin ko itong DReAM department should be a law…

UPGRADE SALARIES OF NURSES

Rep. Alfred Vargas (5th District, Quezon City) took time out to personally file his proposal, House Bill 3160, at the Bills and Index Service of the House of Representatives. The bill seeks to upgrade the salary grade level of nurses…