Keep corruption off construction of evacuation centers — watchdog

 

MANILA, Philippines — The government must make sure safeguards are in place to prevent corruption and delays when constructing evacuation centers, said Agap Banta, an advocacy group assisting in disaster preparedness amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Earlier, Agap Banta and the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute – which is focused on climate risk mitigation – suggested that P1 billion be earmarked yearly over the next three years for building permanent evacuation centers in the country.

In a phone interview with INQUIRER.net, Kriszia Enriquez, Agap Banta spokesperson, pointed out that agencies dedicated to disaster mitigation should v…

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