Naging karanasan ng Pilipinas sa Bagyong Yolanda, tinalakay ni Pangulong Aquino sa ASEM
President Benigno S. Aquino III addresses the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) at the Diamond Hotel in Roxas Boulevard, Manila City on Thursday (June 05) with the theme: “A Stronger Asia-Europe Partnership to Meet the Challenges of Mega Disasters.” The Philippines aims to contribute to the new global architecture on DRRM with the ASEM Manila Conference document to be called “The Tacloban Declaration” which will embody new policies and principles for disaster management. Also in photo are Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for European Affairs and Conference chairperson Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson. (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
MANILA, Philippines — Naging sentro ng dayalogo sa Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management ang naging karanasan ng Pilipinas sa mga nagdaang kalamidad partikular na Super Tyhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Ngayong taon, naging tema ng ASEM ang “A Stronger Asia-Europe Partnership to Meet the Challenges of Mega Disasters”.
Sa pagbubukas ng plenaryo ngayong araw, ibinahagi ni European Union Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva ang kaniyang karanasan nang siya ay dumalaw sa Tacloban City at masaksihan ang pinsalang hatid ng Bagyong Yolanda.
“And there is no time to waste because of climate change disaster are more frequent and more severe.”
Sumentro sa mga naranasang kalamidad at krisis ng bansa noong nakaraang taon ang naging laman ng talumpati ni Pangulong Aquino.
Sinabi ng pangulo na naging malaking hamon sa pamahalaan ang pananalasa ng Bagyong Yolanda.
“At that point, it seemed like every development compounded the problem further. On top of this, our resources at that point were already stretched quite thin, as the super typhoon came on the heels of several other natural and man-made disasters, inluding a group of lawless elements laying siege to the city of Zamboanga, the earthquake in Bohol and Typhoon Nari.”
Ibinahagi ni Pangulong Aquino ang mga ginawa nang hakbang ng bansa upang mapaghandaan ang mga paparating pang mga kalamidad, ilan na dito ang paglalagay ng mga doppler radar. (Nel Maribojoc / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
Traslacion suspended anew in 2022 due to pandemic – Manila LGU
MANILA, Philippines – The annual ‘Traslacion’ will be suspended in 2022 due to the persistent threat of COVID-19, the city government of Manila said Friday.
Instead of procession, a motorcade will be held instead in selected areas in Manila.
In a statement, the city government said the decision was reached following a consultation between the officials of Quiapo Church and the local government.
Also present during the meeting were representatives from the Manila Police District (MPD), the Philippine Red Cross, the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau.
According to MPD Director General Leo Francisco, a minimum of 8,000 police personnel will be deployed during the event.
Additional manpower may be deployed depending on the situation and the alert level status of the city of Manila come January 2022, he added.
In 2021, the city government also suspended the Traslacion due to the pandemic.
Palace: Duterte to join 13th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit on Nov. 25-26
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is set to join the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM) scheduled this week, Malacañang said Wednesday.
The summit will be held on November 25 to 26 via video conference, which would be hosted by Cambodia.
The Palace said Duterte is expected to exchange views on multilateralism, growth and sustainable development during the meeting.
He is also scheduled to speak on rebuilding a resilient future, as well as on international and regional issues at the Second Plenary and Retreat Sessions of the Summit on November 26, it added.
This year’s summit has its theme, “Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth”.
ASEM, an informal dialogue process involving 53 partners from Europe, Asia, the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat, aims to strengthen cooperation between the two regions in the spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership.
The Philippines joined ASEM in 1996 as one of its founding members.
Manila City to begin construction of P110M Baseco hospital
MANILA, Philippines—Manila City is set to begin the construction of a P110 million hospital within the Baseco Compound at Manila’s Port Area.
The facility will be named President Corazon C. Aquino General Hospital, according to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso who led the ground breaking ceremony on Monday (October 18).
“We always try to be ahead of the situation or possible uncertainty because we are always certain in the City of Manila,” he said.
Once completed, the President Corazon C. Aquino General Hospital will be a three-storey building with a 24/7 fully operational emergency room, digital x-ray equipment, and centralized oxygen supply line.
It will also have a community-inclusive outpatient department, radiology department, laboratory and central diagnostics department, dietary department, 24/7 maternity department, and surgery and internal medicine department.
Male and female wards, isolation wards, and a pediatric ward will also be available in the new 50-bed facility. AAC