The Cabinet cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation, and Disaster Risk Reduction reports its efforts in building stronger and safer communities in a Pre-SONA (State of the Nation Address) Forum on July 22.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Sec. Roy Cimatu mentioned that the tropical cyclones, strong earthquakes, El NiƱo, and a volcano eruption that happened just between July 2019 and May 2020 cost a billion pesos in damages to properties, agriculture, and infrastructure.