ITOGON, Benguet – Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), a world leader in lighting, is continuing its advocacy for disaster-ready lighting solutions through its latest public project in Itogon, Benguet. As the world marks the United Nations International Day for Risk Reduction, the municipality of Itogon unveiled its new dialysis and evacuation center at Malasin Ucab, complete with reliable solar street lighting from Signify Philippines.
“Like many other regions in the Philippines, we experience several natural disasters a year. Putting up resilient infrastructure such as the facilities for our new evacuation center is so important to protect our people,” shared Mayor Bernard Waclin.
To help ensure that the rescue and relief operations are done effectively when a crisis hits, the municipality partnered with Signify Philippines to install LED solar street lighting in the area. This is crucial as areas struck with typhoons or earthquakes often lose connection to the power grid immediately, leaving them in the dark as they try to deliver life-saving relief operations to those most in need.
As climate change escalates, and with the country’s energy shortage, it becomes increasingly crucial for Philippine LGUs to prioritize disaster preparedness and enhance solutions that maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Signify remains committed to partnering with more LGUs, helping them strengthen their disaster readiness and provide tailored lighting solutions to protect their people. Recently, Signify has worked with cities like Puerto Princesa, Ormoc, Valenzuela, and General Santos for citywide upgrades through high-performing LED and solar street lighting technologies. These cities now enjoy major energy savings and an increase in energy security.