DOTr, DICT now part of disaster council

DOTr, DICT now part of disaster council

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Photo from the Presidential Photographers Division

DAVAO CITY, July 13, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the inclusion of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) as members of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Duterte signed in an executive order dated July 12 EO 32.

According to a photo from state-run television network PTV, Duterte said “both the DOTr and the DICT play important roles in providing life preservation systems based on acceptable standards, during or immediately after a disaster.”

Duterte’s EO comes as the country observes July as a National Disaster Resilience Month.

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