Senator JV Ejercito today reiterated his proposal to call for a National Disaster Preparedness and Rehabilitation Summit that will involve national government agencies, local government executives and environment experts.

“I reiterate my call for President Aquino to hold a National Disaster Preparedness Summit so that local governments and concerned government agencies may be trained to push the right buttons when it comes to disaster preparedness and response,” the senator said during the congressional oversight hearing on disaster risk reduction.

Ejercito said the summit is also the best venue to glean from the experiences of disaster-stricken cities and provinces regarding proper coordination with government agencies. ###