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Zarate pushes colleagues to pass bill on evacuation centers

As Tropical Storm Urduja wreaked havoc in Eastern Visayas, Bayan Muna partylist Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate urged the House leadership to fast-track House Bill 1763 or the “Evacuation Centers Bill” so that victims of calamities would have a secure and safe venue to recover from disasters.

“These evacuation centers should be earthquake- and disaster-resistant so that the victims would be safer,” he said.

“The proposed evacuation centers are a departure from the common practice of using schools and multi-purpose halls as evacuation centers but are still in danger prone areas,” the Makabayan lawmaker said.

Under the bill, evacuation centers shall be built in between barangays “so that more people can reach them at the soonest time and may also serve as the command center for disaster response,” Zarate said.

“Sana ay paspasan na ang HB 1763 dahil mahirap namang maaksidente pa ang mga nasalanta na nga tulad ng nangyari sa Yolanda,” he said.

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