Bulacan rescuers ituring na bayani — solon

Si Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., na namahagi ng tulong sa mga biktima ng bagyong Karding sa Polillo Island sa Quezon.

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Nagpahatid ng pakikiramay ang mga senador sa pamilya ng limang Bulacan rescue workers na magkakasabay na nasawi sa gitna ng pananalasa ng super typhoon Karding.

Sa plenaryo, pinagtibay ng Senado ang Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 233, na inihain ni Senador Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. para kilalalin ang kabayanihan ng mga biktima sa binahang lugar sa Barangay Camias, San Miguel, Bulacan.

Nakasaad sa resolusyon ang salitang “exemplary heroism and bravery” ng limang miyembro ng Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) na sina Narciso Calayag Jr., Jerson Resurreccion, Marby Bartolome, George Agustin at Troy Justin Agustin.

“Whereas, the Senate of the Philippines express its profound condolences to the bereaved families and loved ones of the five Bulacan PDRRMO rescuers,” ayon sa SRN 233.

“We continue to recognize and acknowledge the extraordinary bravery and commitment of those in the frontlines of rescue missions during calamities as they continue to fulfill their duties in the face of death,” dagdag pa ni Revilla.

Kasabay nito, sinabi ni Revilla na naghain ito ng Senate Bill no. 686, na naglalayong palakasin ang institutional capability ng mga local government units (LGUs) sa panahon ng emergency situations at rescue operations.

“I filed Senate Bill No. 686, that seeks to assign a permanent Disaster Risk Officer, with corresponding benefits and allowances, in each LGU to complement the mandate of Republic Act No. 10121, or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010. Through this measure, we can expect that our LGUs will be more proactive, dynamic and efficient, given the institutionalized mechanisms that this bill aims to achieve,” sabi ng senador.

Kasama sa  mga naging co-authors ng SB 233 sina Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, Senador Manuel “Lito” Lapid, Senador Ronald Dela Rosa, Senador Francis Tolentino, Senador Robinhood  Padilla, Senador Imee Marcos at Senador Joel Villanueva.