Thursday, 22 December 2011 14:20
President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed confidence that the Philippines could still lessen the disastrous effects of climate change in the country as long as the Filipino people band together and to collectively protect themselves and the environment.
In a briefing with local officials in Dumaguete City on the damages wrought by Typhoon Sendong, the President said it was time to “start preparing.”
“We can still further mitigate the effects of global climate change and disaster but we have to really pull together,” the President stressed.
“Now is the time, while it is still sunny to start preparing, start conditioning our people, start fine-tuning all of the processes (to achieve) the ultimate goal of no casualties,” the President said.
“We’ve put in the infrastructure that is less prone to being damaged by all of these calamities and that takes planning, dissemination of information and research,” he added.
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