Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo on Wednesday called on concerned government agencies to come up with safety measures amid the reported threat by the rocket launch of North Korea on no less than five towns of this province.
Angara-Castillo said that the lack of safety guidelines by the national government, particularly the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), is equally alarming as the rocket launch.
“The national government has to have specific guidelines. They should have clear prescribed measures to be followed by local government units,” she said.
Angara-Castillo aired her concern after the NDRRMC on Tuesday sounded alarm on areas that will be affected by debris from the North Korean rocket.
NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said among the areas to be affected are the northern Aurora towns of Casiguran, Dilasag and Dinalungan, Dingalan in southern Aurora and this capital town.
The governor said she has already convened the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and the provincial government has prohibited people from staying in the beachfront as well as implemented the “no-sail zone” and “no-fishing zone” over areas covered by the declaration in the province.
However, she said the national government is not clear as to what extent of dangers to health and the public fragments from the rocket could pose.
“The national government, particularly the NDRRMC has to be more specific so that the people, particularly in Aurora will be sufficiently alarmed,” she said.