DILG asks Local Gov't Units to prepare for La Nina
QUEZON CITY, June 18 -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all local government units (LGUs) to take the necessary actions in preparation for La Nina that is now being closely monitored by the state weather bureau.
In its Seasonal Climate Outlook, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is now keeping watch on the development of La Nina as the tropical Pacific continues to exhibit cooler-than- average sea surface temperatures.
In a memorandum circular, DILG officer-in-charge Catalino S. Cuy enjoins provincial governors, city/municipal mayors, and punong barangays to convene their respective Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (LDRRMCs) and conduct pre-disaster risk assessment especially for flood-prone and landslide-risk areas.
Cuy also urges local chief executives (LCEs) to prepare/review their current La Nina action plans/Oplan Tag-ulan Plans submitted to the DILG field offices and evaluate if local preparedness measures are adequate based on PAGASA’s La Nina forecast.
Local execs are also advised to closely coordinate with PAGASA for timely weather updates, and with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau for adequate information on the threat of flooding and rainfall-induced landslides within their respective areas of responsibility.
They are also advised to undertake early preparedness actions for La Nina as stated based on the Operation Listo manuals developed by the DILG.
In the same vein, Cuy also directs all DILG Regional Offices to convene a Disaster Preparedness Committee Meeting for La Nina of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and prepare/evaluate their respective La Nina Regional Action Plans. (DILG)
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SAN JOSE, Antique June 29 (PIA) - - The Governor called on Antiquenos to participate in the tree planting activity set on June 30, 2017 at Camp Leandro Fullon, Barangay San Fernando, the Municipality.
“The activity is pursuant to Provincial Ordinance No.2015-109, wherein the Provincial Government will celebrate “Pista Kang Kagubatan on June 30 with the theme “Kagubatan Tamnan, Protektaha: Kaaraydan Kang Tanan,” said Governor Rhodora Cadiao in her invitation to all government employees and other institutions to join the tree planting activity.
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The January to May proceeds from quarrying sand and gravel amounted to P69,250,066, which was considerably higher than the P38,633,810 collected in the entire 2016, records at Albay’s Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) showed.
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“As the provincial capital of Capiz, I think it is our job to create bigger branches to accommodate the increasing number of SSS members and employers in Western Visayas,” SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said.
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