National calamity declared

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(By PNA, Breaking News, November 12, 2013)
We know that we are in a disaster-prone country. Earthquakes and typhoons are common occurrences. Hence, we should stockpile food and water, at least, and have a system to rapidly distribute them when disaster strikes. Disbursing money when disaster strikes has the built-in delay in converting it to what people in distress need most right away.

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Other countries and the World Vision were quicker than our government structures in responding to this disaster because they have ready-to-go stockpiles.

Tony Lim, tonylim748@yahoo.com

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