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Climate Change Conference Representative Made a Heartfelt Plea


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By: Elena Grace Flores
I have yet to get the name of the Philippine delegate for the ongoing Climate Change Conference in Warsaw Poland. He made a lot of sense in urging all attendees listening to his plea to help his country during this time of unthinkable devastation. I was wondering if he’s also an inspiration for other countries to send massive aids faster than usual. I believe so. Watch this:

Tearful Speech By Philippines Man After Super-Typhoon Haiyan


Posted at YouTube by: The Daily Conversation


I hope that his hunger strike will not last that long because we need people like him. Although he said kind words to the man in charge, his laments cannot hide his dissatisfaction for their emergency responses. He should know because even if he’s away, he is very much in contact with his relatives who are also among the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.


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The Planners and Decission Makers after a Disaster


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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US Navy 080627-N-0640K-578 Service members assigned to the Philippine Army load an SH-60 Seahawk assigned to the (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippines is now becoming a calamity-prone country – after series of devastation just happened recently. For sure, like any other governments, the Philippine government also has a comprehensive plan like this one from the United Kingdom for disaster response:

Emergency planning and preparedness: exercises and training

By: www.gov.uk

The government aims to ensure all organisations are fully prepared for all types of emergencies.

Integral to that is the practising and testing of all the elements of emergency plans. This guide outlines what we mean by exercising, describes different types of exercise, and outlines the exercising which takes place at all levels of government. https://www.gov.uk/emergency-planning-and-preparedness-exercises-and-training



Based on the performance of the government after super typhoon Yolanda, all government agencies are working hard to the brink of breaking down – but the efforts were not felt by many. Why? The devastation was just too much to handle without proper equipment, manpower and strategy. The actions done did not come from an intelligent panel of planners – because they move without thinking in tackling the disaster aftermath. Lots of donations arrive but they are easily hindered by obstructions because they do not have powerful vehicles. Time is of the essence and further delay means lost of lives! Can this be tolerated by Filipinos?


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