Ilocos Norte joins National Disaster Resilience Month celeb

  • July 13, 2017
  • Ma. Joreina Therese A. Blanco

LAOAG CITY, July 13 (PIA) - Ilocos Norte joins the nation in the observance of Disaster Resilience Month this July with series of disaster preparedness activities such as earthquake drills and tree planting in Ilocos Norte.

According to Marcel Tabije, head of the Provincial Resiliency Office here, their office is set to conduct earthquake drills in selected schools in the province within the month.

“Resiliency kits are also given to the school administration as part of their emergency facility. Tools such as pails, dippers, and basins are distributed for utilization,” Tabije said.

A tree planting activity will also be conducted in Dumalneg, Ilocos Norte on July 14 to preserve and protect the nature.

 “The purpose is to encourage the people to be more aware, to be more prepared, and know what to do before, during, and after any calamity that may occur in the province,” Tabije added.

The local disaster council also doubles its effort in bringing down and promoting vigilance during calamities through partnership with national agencies and broadcast media.

According to Tabije, their office provides timely disaster announcements and warnings to radio stations for broadcast. Police stations are given a heads-up for immediate response.

Lastly, the Office of Information Technology at the provincial capitol has proposed advisory boards from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) for Smart network users in the province.  (JNPD/MJTAB/PIA-1, Ilocos Norte)


Other News

CARAT Expo 2017 to increase agro marine productivity in Caraga
  • July 21, 2017
BUTUAN CITY, July 20 (PIA) – In keeping the momentum of advancing the region’s rich agricultural and fishery products, the Butuan City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. will once again hold this year’s Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing Exposition or CARAT Expo 2017 on August 10-13, here. CARAT Expo 2017 carries the theme, “Zoom up Caraga! Responding to challenges in agri-aqua productivity, responsible mining and progressive entrepreneurship.” “It will be a four-day event and is highlighted by hosting the 21st Caraga Business Conference slated also on Au...Read more
Valenzuela wins second E-Readiness award
  • July 21, 2017
VALENZUELA CITY, July 21 (PIA)—The City Government of Valenzuela received its second bags this year's e-Readiness Leadership Award during the Electronic Business Permits and Licensing Summit held at the Novotel Manila in Quezon City, July 18, 2017. The award recognizes local chief executives who are pioneering the adoption and strategic use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to enhance their delivery of government services, improve revenue/tax collection efforts, improve business permits application and renewal processes, and to promote transparency in government o...Read more
SSS ready to implement EC Funeral benefit hike in 1 month from effectivity date
  • July 21, 2017
BUTUAN CITY, July 21 - State-run Social Security System (SSS) on Thursday said it is ready to implement the recently issued Executive Order No. 33 by President Rodrigo Duterte ordering the increase of the Employees’ Compensation (EC) funeral benefits for government and private sector employees from P20,000 to P30,000 within 30 days from the publication date of the Implementing Rules and Regulations to be issued by the Employees’ Compensation Commission. "We just need a month to make system adjustments to implement the P10,000 increase in EC funeral benefit. We are one with Pres. Dutert...Read more
Gov’t broadens horizons for PWDs
  • July 21, 2017
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 20 (PIA) – To foster beneficial programs for the persons with disabilities (PWDs) and ensure their access to public services, various national line agencies highlighted their programs, projects and services for the sector during the Talakayan sa PIA on July 14.   On upholding the rights of PWDs on transportation, Land Transportation Office (LTO) Regional Director Oscar Salcedo said that they are constantly monitoring the compliance of drivers and passengers on reserving one space or seat for PWDs.   “The moment nga naa’y pasahero nga PWD (when ther...Read more