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Go vows to pursue disaster resiliency measures in next Congress

Senator Bong Go has pledged to continue pushing for his disaster resiliency measures that aim to provide a safer and more comfortable life for all Filipinos especially in times of crises.

The senator underscored this in an ambush interview on Tuesday after he personally assisted fire victims at the Barangay UP Campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

One of the measures earlier filed by Go is Senate Bill 1228 or the Mandatory Evacuation Center Act to ensure that disaster victims will have temporary shelters that will guarantee their safety and welfare while they recover and rebuild their lives.

“Tingnan n’yo po ang kinatatayuan natin ngayon. Tuwing merong nasusunugan, nababaha, naglilindol, nagagamit ‘yung eskwelahan. Paano mag-aaral ang mga bata kung gagamiting evacuation center?” lamented Go.

“Sa SBN 1228 ay bibigyan ang mga biktima ng kalamidad ng pansamantalang masisilungan na ligtas at kumpleto sa essential goods, medisina, at personahe para matiyak na komportable sila at mapangangalagaan ang kanilang kapakanan para mas mabilis na makabangon muli mula sa trahedya,” he said earlier.

The senator maintained that it is necessary to build permanent evacuation centers nationwide to ensure the safety of Filipinos in times of natural calamities and other disasters, given the geographic location of the country.

“Kawawa naman po ang mga nasunugan, nabahaan, nalindulan, naputukan ng bulkan kung wala silang maayos na evacuation center sa mga lugar nila, lalung-lalo na po ang mga bata,” Go said.

“Bigyan po natin sila ng isang komportableng lugar kung saan maaari po silang makapagpahinga hanggang makabalik sila sa kanilang tirahan,” he added.

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