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UP Third World Studies Center to hold Public Lecture on Natural Disasters

Typhoon Yolanda struck central Philippines, the public was steered in all directions in a tangle of terminologies. In the aftermath, government agencies had great difficulties defending their accurate forecasts over the lack of a clear explanation the public can understand.
As a sign of admission, the Philippine  Atmospheric,  Geophysical  and  Astronomical  Services  Administration  (PAGASA),  the country’s weather agency, was quoted saying “more could have been done in explaining to the public the magnitude and gravity of a storm surge.”
Malacañang was also quoted saying “perhaps [the government] could’ve communicated the danger better….“[we could’ve said] tsunami-like effect.” Be they warnings of a “storm …

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Salient Points of Republic Act 10121 or the Philippine Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Act of 2010

Sec. 5 National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
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The National Council shall be headed by the Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND) as Chairperson with the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as Vice Chairperson for Disaster Preparedness, the Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as Vice Chairperson for Disaster Response, the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as Vice Chairperson for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and the Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) as Vice Chairperson for Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery.
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