Joint meeting of the Committee on Disaster Management and Committee on Government Reorganization

A joint meeting of the Committee on Disaster Management, chaired by Rep. Torres-Gomez, and Committee on Government Reorganization was held today, September 24, 2019.

On the agenda were the following house bills:

HB 4 – Creating the Emergency Response Department (ERD), appropriating funds therefor (Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano)

HB 885 – Establishing the Emergency Management Agency (EMA), amending for this purpose RA 10121, otherwise known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III)

HB s 30, 164, 195, 338, 398, 563, 1151, 2451, 3023, 3084, 3142, 3214, 3348, 3459, 3490, 3542, 3999, 4301, 4313, 4401 & 4577 – Creating the Department of Disaster Resilience, defining its powers and functions, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Jose Christopher Belmonte, Estrellita Suansing, Xavier Jesus Romualdo, Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Reps. Rodrigo Abellanosa, Yedda Marie Romualdez, Lawrence ‘Law’ Fortun, Wilter ‘Sharky’ Wee Palma II, Eric Olivarez, Joel Mayo Almario, Bernadette Herrera-Dy, Cheryl Deloso-Montalla, Lord Allan Jay Velasco, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Jose Antonio ‘Kuya Jonathan’ Sy-Alvarado, Tyrone Agabas, David ‘Jay-Jay’ Suarez, Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, Reps. Lianda Bolilia, and Sol Aragones)

HB 2001 – Creating the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, defining its mandates, powers and functions, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Alfredo Vargas III)

HB s 2133 & 3182 – Creating the Department of Disaster Management, defining its powers and functions and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Precious Hipolito Castelo and Abraham ‘Bambol’ Tolentino)

HB 3245 – Creating the Department of Disaster and Emergency Management, defining its powers and functions, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)

HB 3913 – Creating the Philippine Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, defining its powers and functions, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda)

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