Bill mandates setting up an evacuation center in each town, city

A SENATOR has filed a bill that seeks to establish an evacuation center in every city and municipality in the Philippines.   Senator Rafael “Raffy” T. Tulfo filed Senate Bill 1652 to mandate local governments to set up a facility that is adequately equipped to accommodate displaced residents during disaster and emergency situations.   “When disaster and […]

Evacuation center in every city sought 

A SENATOR has filed a bill that seeks to set up evacuation centers in every Philippine city.  If passed, Senate Bill 940 or the Evacuation Center Act will help people displaced by natural disasters, calamities, severe climate disturbances, fire and disease outbreak, among other things.  “We should no longer be using classrooms as evacuation centers, […]

Bantayan opens evacuation center for 1,000 persons

RESIDENTS of Bantayan will now be able to rest easier amid storms after the completion of a P9.2 million evacuation center in Barangay Ticad in the northern Cebu town.The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Cebu Province turned over the completed evacuation center with storage area for food packs to the municipality last […]

Moalboal gets evacuation center building

THE Municipality of Moalboal is now better prepared for disasters after the completion of a new evacuation center building in Barangay Bugho last month. The Department of Public Works and Highways Central Visayas formally turned over the new building to Mayor Paz “Ling Ling” Abenedo Rozgoni on Oct. 21, 2021, the town announced on its […]

Typhoon-prone Daanbantayan to build permanent evacuation center

FOR the first time ever, the typhoon-prone Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu will have a permanent evacuation center. This after local officials led by Mayor Sun Shimura broke ground for the construction of the P38 million Daanbantayan Evacuation Center in Barangay Pajo Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. The construction of the 3,000-square-meter evacuation center has been […]

Over 2,000 km of tourism roads completed – DPWH

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Friday reported the completion of a number of road projects which aim to improve access and connectivity to tourism gateways and trade corridors. In a televised press briefing, DPWH Undersecretary Maria Catalina E. Cabral said a total of P120 billion was allocated from 2016 to 2021 […]