Governor-elect Pedro Pierluisi asked the outgoing legislature to amend the law of the Bureau for Emergency Management and Disaster Administration so that Nino Correa meets the requirements and is formally in command of this office.
In an interview with Radio Isla, the majority spokesperson, Carmelo Ríos, confirmed the request of the governor-elect and that they seek to address the amendments in this extraordinary session.
“I received a request from Governor Pedro Pierluisi that we amend the law so that Nino Correa can comply with one of the two conditions, the condition that Nino Correa is going to fulfill is experience,” the legislator said.
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Currently, according to Ríos, the person in charge of Emergency Management must specifically meet the education requirement.
The senator commented that “we are asking Governor Wanda Vázquez to amend so that on the 26th we can attend to her.”
Ríos defended this move since he assures that Correa is the right person for that position.
“There is no doubt that Nino Correa knows that agency from top to bottom, he has grown up in it, he has grown up in it, he has earned the respect of Puerto Rico in it,” he added.
Correa Filomeno has more than 30 years of experience in the field of emergency management. He has served as coordinator of Search and rescue for 18 years and since January of this year he has held the position of Director of Operations in the Bureau.
Listen to the interview here: