TABUK CITY, Kalinga– Following today’s training on Early Warning System and radio communication, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) reminds that Early Warning System (EWS) could potentially save lives during a disaster.
An EWS, with other disaster risk reduction and management technologies, according to Hansi Dinumla, SRS II from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)- CAR represents the set of capacities to generate and disseminate timely and meaningful warning information.
Using these methods before, during and after perilous disasters, the elements of EWS like risk knowledge, monitoring and warning service, dissemination and communication, and response capability are observed to prevent further damage or injury to the public, Dinumla explained during her lecture on Early Warning System Concepts.
She also added that it is equally important for everyone, especially families and communities at risk to be prepared, and to know what to do during an unfavorable event.
Meanwhile, in a video message by DOST-CAR Regional Director Dr. Nancy Bantog, she quoted “Don’t romanticize innate resilience because adapting to a new normal is expensive. We should implement more strategies, build more alliances, and spend more for disaster reduction. We should be all open for innovation for disaster prevention and mitigation initiative.”
Other topics discussed during the training which was attended by staff of PDRRM, City/Municipal DRRM and the CLGU’s Information and Communications Technology Office include Radio Land Mobile by Engr. Ralph Randall Gonzales of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)-NCR, DRRMIS User/Admin Traiming by Mark Jenesis Laory, DRRM Unit staff, DOST-CAR
The event, organized by the PDRRM is one of the activities in celebration of this year’s National Disaster Resilience Month with the theme: ‘Sambayanang Pilipino, nagkakaisa tungo sa katatagan at maunlad na kinabukasan’ which seeks to advocate unity towards resilience and sustainable development.
By Darwin S. Serion and Rio Bassong