The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has found issues in the system used in warning people about incoming natural disasters, its operations chief told a congressional hearing on Friday. 

Council operations chief Joe-Mar S. Perez said they have identified problems in the early warning system, including unsent, delayed and double sending of alerts. 

Mr. Perez said the council was coordinating with other agencies such as the Information and Communications Technology department and telecommunication companies to fix the problem. 

During the hearing, the country’s major telecommunication companies also explained how they fixed connection problems experienced by victims of Typhoon Odette. — Jaspearl Emerald G. Tan