The effects of global warming have become evident in that a lot has changed in our environment. The deadly flooding that devastated parts of western Europe is the most recent – and grim – proof of this.
That being said, no nation can do it alone. It is time for the community of nations to really take this issue very seriously. The Earth can only take so much abuse, cruelty and punishment from man. If we still cannot see some obvious acts of revenge from Mother Nature, we may wake up one day personally witnessing her fury upon us, one way or the other.
Meanwhile, Senate President Tito Sotto and I continue to do our research on climate change and related issues, as the issue was consistently brought up in the consultations that we have conducted so far.
With cyclones and other calamities likely to hit at this time of the year, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is seeking a review of the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 to make it more responsive in dealing with the “new normal” effects of climate change.
In Senate Resolution No. 10, Lacson said it is time for the Congressional Oversight Committee on Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 to find ways to improve the law and its implementation.
“(T)here is a need to revisit the Act in order determine its effectivity and relevance when it comes to the country’s response to the challenges of the ‘new normal’ and the alarming rate of climate change, and to propose possible remedial measures,” said Lacson, who served as Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery from December 2013 to February 2015.
Kailangan nang maitugma sa pagbabago ng panahon ang mga nilalaman ng Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010.
Ito ang pangunahin layunin ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa pagsasampa ng Senate Resolution No. 10 na naglalayong muling pag-aralan ang nabanggit na batas na una nang naging batayan ng gobyerno sa paglaban sa mga mapamuksang kalamidad na tumama sa bansa.
Batay sa resolusyon, ang muling pag-aaral sa nabanggit na batas ay pangungunahan ng Congressional Oversight Committee on the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 upang sabayang matalakay ng mga senador at kongresistang kasapi ng komite.