Pag-asa Modernization Act
Our country is visited by an average of 20 typhoons every year, at least five of which cause major damage. Cognizant of the critical role that PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration), plays in tracking and disseminating information about possible weather disturbances, Sen. Bong Revilla authored a bill that aimed to enhance the national weather bureau’s research and development capability.
The PAG-ASA Modernization Act greatly improved the bureau’s physical resources with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities which allowed them to provide the nation with timely and accurate forecasts. This progress has had a positive impact on the safety and lives of the Filipino people, especially in disaster and risk management.