NDCC prepares for disaster
by Bapa Bedu
COTABATO CITY (30 June) -- The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) has prepared contingency measures to mitigate the effects of strong typhoons and rains which are natural occurrence nowadays.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is monitoring very closely the development in the Mt. Bulusan area and other parts of the country affected by Tropical Storm Domeng even while she is on official trip to Italy and Spain.
The President also asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to prepare the release of calamity funds and emergency loans for those affected by the eruption of Mt. Bulusan.
Nevertheless, the Government calls on the people from various sectors to come together in anticipation of any calamity situation and show our solidarity, resiliency and altruism in times of need.
Filipinos would be able to do more if the sense of compassion and civic duty of all the citizenry would come to light amid these adversities. (PIA 12) [top]