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Duterte wants more calamity-proof evacuation centers built before 2022

first_img“I am very satisfied with the responseof everybody and the fact that no one was killed and no one is really verysick,” Duterte said. “I’m happy that we responded well and that we’re here,especially the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) and thehealth authorities.” The Taal Volcano in Batangas, which has been spewing ash for days, appears to be calming down on Thursday, but seismologists say the danger of an eruption remained high and authorities warn evacuees not to return to their homes. Set in the center of a picturesque lake,Taal is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines with an eruptionrecord of 34 times in the past 5 centuries. “I was reading some materials last nightthat there seems to be an eruption of volcanoes around the world. And so we areno exception,” he added. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte hasurged for the creation of a durable evacuation centers in areas vulnerable tonatural disasters considering the eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangasrecently. President Duterte also said that he was“very satisfied” with government’s response to the rumbling Taal Volcano as healso lauded the local governments in Batangas for their “splendid response.”center_img President Duterte have also assuredlocal officials that they could speak to members of his Cabinet “anytime” onstate affairs. During the situation briefing withgovernment officials in Batangas City, President Duterte has ordered a“simultaneous” construction of evacuation centers especially for disaster-proneareas such as Samar, Leyte, Isabela. The country is part of the Ring of Fire,a 40,000-kilometer zone on the edges of the Pacific Ocean along which arearrayed hundreds of active underwater volcanoes. Most of the world’searthquakes occur on the Ring of Fire./PN “I hope that you can finish it before myterm ends. I want projects that are doable and can be finished during my term,”he said. “The evacuation centers should accommodate massive numbers of evacueeswhere comfort rooms for men and women are segregated.”last_img read more

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