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Francis Tolentino: PAGASA should be put under Department of Disaster Management

Aug 23, 2018 @ 14:38

Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Francis Tolentino said PAGASA should be transferred from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to the proposed Department of Disaster Management.

The Cavite politiko said this will enable PAGASA to better achieve its mandate to be a center of excellence for meteorology.

Tolentino said PAGASA’s mandate is better suited under the Department of Disaster Management.

“Ang pangangalaga at pagsagip sa buhay at ari-arian ng mamamayan sa panahon ng kala­midad at sakuna ang pangunahing layunin ng dalawang ahensiya ng pamahalaan,” he said.

Tolentino also said PAGASA will be allocated a bigger budget under the proposed department.

” Ang impormasyong ibinibigay ng Pagasa ay napakahalaga sa pagbuo ng mga disaster management and climate change mitigation plans ng Department of Disaster Management,” he said.

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