Written by Loejan S. Anudon
Congresswoman Kimi S. Cojuangco focused on the issue of reinforcing damaged flood controls from the devastations brought about by previous typhoons in her personal and collective privilege speech in the House of Congress on August 31, 2010. The Solon feels that insufficient awareness and attention have been directed to these crucial structures. If a repeat of last season’s devastations is to be avoided, the congresswoman is insistent that the constructions and repairs being done be constructed precisely and according to required specifications – and now. “Band-aid” measures, as she has stated in the past, will only cause history to be repeated as in last year’s flooding that crippled the region.
The Committee on Rules Session, August 31, 2010 was presided by Lower House Speaker Sonny Belmonte and Dep. Speaker Maria Isabelle Climaco.