Valley villages undergo risk reduction workshop
IN TIMES of calamities, the best friend we have are knowledge and preparedness.
In this spirit, Hedcor together with Aboitiz Foundation conducted Community Based Disaster Reduction Management seminar to five barangays in La Trinidad -- Barangays Beckel, Bineng, Alno, Alapang and Shilan.
Around 50 individuals mostly barangay leaders joined the activity. The University of the Philippines - Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (UP-NOAH) and Weather Philippines Foundation facilitated the two-day Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Training (CBDRRM) with the community leaders.
According to Romeo Catingub, Hedcor’s Community Relations Officer, training such as this is a tool to build a resilient community as we endeavor towards a safe, empowered, and sustainable host communities. Nothing can be more important than prevention of loss of lives and properties.
Barangay Captain Jonnie Puroc of Barangay Alno, seconded and that the knowledge gained from the seminar supplements that of the Municipal Disaster and Risk Reduction Management. Topics discussed were tracking typhoons, earthquake monitoring, and safety precautions during calamities.
UP-NOAH is a multidisciplinary research center housed in the UP National Institute of Geological Sciences with the goal of helping reduce the impacts of hazards. It seeks to assist the country in disaster risk reduction and management, climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts and related activities through research, development and extension ser-
Weather Philippines Foundation, Inc. is a multisectoral initiative that aims to provide Filipinos with a premier weather sensing and forecasting system.
La Trinidad is the host community of the ongoing construction 19-megawatts La Trinidad Hydro. The construction reached 40 percent completion with the target to provide renewable energy in 2019.