NDRRMC denies sending ‘alert’
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) denied involvement in the dissemination of an alleged emergency warning when former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay City on Wednesday.
“We wish to clarify that the NDRRMC does not issue this type of message for distribution to the public through our telco (telecommunications) partners. Our usage of the emergency mobile alerts system only follows the prescription of RA (Republic Act) 10639 or the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Law which requires that warning messages must be hazard-specific, time-bound, and area-specific,” NDRRMC deputy spokesperson Mark Cashean Timbal said in a message to reporters.
Members of the media who were covering the sixth day of the COC filing period received the alert message when Marcos arrived at the filing venue. Read More