With your Indulgence sir Fk, As I understand you maybe advocating for a stronger involvement of the private sector or am I right to say their utilization in disaster management in which I believe is already being done, though MOA or MOU may not be an issue anymore since there was this call of allegiance of the citizenry & the juridical entities be it the corporate & business entities in participating not only in disaster response, as I understand sir but also in nation building. we could notice that even the private water ulitilities is extending their mobile filtration equipment to guarantee a safe & drinking water on areas of concern noticibly when Calumpit, Bulacan was in a catasthropy then. same thing as the commercial transport sector specifically those mentioned local shipping lines that is part of the Coast Guard auxilliary, & private aircraft operators affiliated & Air force reserve that is ready to mobilize in times of emergencies.
On the issue of the lack of available assets of the military in transporting those precious commodities intended to the victims there is no question on the credibility of the Armed Forces in delivering the task as it was their mandate to us, the people, that just for the heck of their meager assets & budget you cannot deny the troops to fulfill their task, to heck of savings, that the Military will just be a seating duck while watching the more improved commercial air & sea vessels mobilizing, & savings must not be a consideration on managing disaster & helping the victims because these will be one of the moment that the Government reaches out the people in need, "wag tipirin ang mamamayan" unless the military is waisting its fund to a senseless task, what is the use of paying our taxes if the Authorities will make their assets a lame duck just to save its fund, that is quit insulting, if that is the case better "privitized" our National defense if we make to believe that MVP or the tycoons has enough ability to fund a Modern Military, privately. my apology to the Mod's. the point here sir Fk is the Armed Forces as it always reitterated in the past, that even with their meager resources they still effectively perfoms their Duties. be it a lone C130 or an old vessel available will still be ultilized as it was their mandate to our country be it at peacetime & such an emergencies. that you cannot deny that there is sufficient funds to procure Bottled water & food as per your apprehensions earlier so as to multiply the supplies by saving the intended cost of the fuel for the airlift & seacrafts, since the Armed forces are acting up as a "courier" indeed its service was a free delivery. on the cargoes & medicine considerations & providing foods & shelters, it shall be the responsibilities of the DSWD & the NGO's alike, sorry for my understanding.
One more thing when we tackled the need for a fast vessel, our Navy was in the process of aquiring a sealift vessel that can be utilized for Humanitarian relief, the MRV Thread, how is it that we have a funding for her but then again its limited speed in transporting goods in future calamities will might be again the rant. so that is were I butted in the JHSV for a fast SSV requirements, though I reitterated also that there is a competent Authorities shall be incharge on matters what is fitted in their requirement's .
Again, its just my opinion sir, have a Great Holiday weekend!