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Not only a council! Mindoro Cong wants NDRRMC to become a department

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To increase the scope and power of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management council, 1st District Oriental Mindoro Rep Doy Leachon filed a bill proposing to make it the lead agency in times of typhoons, earthquakes and other calamities.

Leachon named the bill as House Bill no 4648 or “An act establishing the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) as ‘Public Emergency Response and Safety Department or PERSD, appropriating funds therefore and for other purposes.”

According to the photos posted by Leachon’s wife Rona on the solon’s Facebook, Leachon was already #backinCongress to hear the bill before the Committee on Government Reorganization.

Renaming NDRMMC, Leachon wanted to create a Department of Emergency Response and Safety through his bill. This, according to his wife’s post, will be the lead agency during calamities.

“To his mind, climate change and its resultant calamities are the most challenging and pressing problems of humanity right now,” Leachon’s wife, echoing the congressman, said.

Naks. E di mas maraming budget yan? Go, Leachon! It’s morphin’ time!