For his continued commitment to improve weather forecasting capability in the country and to instill the value of disaster risk reduction and management, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario G. Montejo was conferred the Wind Vane Awards by the DOST-Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recently at the PAGASA Main Office Building.
Montejo believes in developing our country’s technological self-reliance especially when it comes to disaster risk reduction and management. Under his leadership, DOST was able to develop its own automated weather stations and rain gauges, increase the coverage of flood early warning systems, and develop high resolution maps via the use of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), among others.
Now on its tenth year, the Wind Vane Awards is conducted annually to recognize the contribution and support of individuals and organizations to PAGASA’s efforts in disaster risk reduction and management.The awarding ceremony was one of the highlights of PAGASA’s 150th year anniversary and World Meteorological Day Celebration.
Other Wind Vane awardees for this year include: Department of Interior and Local Government Sec. Manuel Roxas II, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Undersecretary Alexander Pama, Former PAGASA Chief Claro Doctor, Rice Watch and Action Network Secretariat Coordinator Hazel Arandez-Tanchuling, Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal, UNTV reporter Reynante Pelayo, Cagayan de Oro CDRRMO Mario Verner Monsanto, and the Philippine Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility. (Ma. Luisa A. Lumioan, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII) #windvaneaward #mariomontejo #dostPH #pagasa_dost
DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo receives the Wind Vane Award from PAGASA Acting Administrator Vicente Malano and Deputy Administrator Flaviana Hilario.
Sec. Montejo believes in developing our country’s technological self-reliance.