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PH government contemplates mass evacuations in Luzon due to North Korea's impending rocket launch; Some groups say it's all "hype&quo
InterAksyon.com reports: "The government is preparing the possible mass evacuation of residents in Luzon as a contingency measure to avoid casualties in the planned rocket launch of North Korea between April 12 and 16."
Published on: Apr 11, 2012 - 7:52am
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InterAksyon.com reports: "The government is preparing the possible mass evacuation of residents in Luzon as a contingency measure to avoid casualties in the planned rocket launch of North Korea between April 12 and 16."

 

The report quoted Allan Tabellliaison officer of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)—who told reporters that "about 300 to 400 municipalities in Luzon are told to stay on guard and prepare for evacuation if needed." He added: "We're looking at requiring local government units to set up evacuation areas. We're talking of practically the entire Luzon."

 

Despite the government's advisories, there are groups who think the authorities are just overreacting. The report also quoted Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr., who said in a statement: "OA doesn't even begin to describe it. While safety precautions against rocket debris are okay, the reaction of the Philippine government is more in line with the hype being stirred by the U.S.."

 

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3 Comments
  • PuGz
    'It's better to be OA than No-A" -NDRRMC Ramos

    Sabihin nilang hype yun kapag may tinamaan ha? :))

    By the way, sabi nga the rocket is guided, the debris is not. Better be safe than sorry. =D
    Apr 13 2012 @ 10:20am     Reply  
  • ronnie
    mas maganda na mag handa kesa hindi wla mga experience ang mga nag sasabi ng O.A safety first hindi O.A un
    Apr 11 2012 @ 09:20pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    Don't these rockets/missiles have microchips embedded into their system so as to direct its parts to unpopulated areas such as oceans? The NoKors didn't declare a war on us to justify a hit. Someone's raising the bogeyman here, for what purpose? self-serving, that's what.
    Apr 11 2012 @ 05:54pm     Reply  
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