Director Richard P. Burgos (second from right) of the Department of Science and Technology – Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) turns over the hazard map of Calbayog City and the Reference for Emergencies and Disasters (RED) Book to Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo P. Aquino (rightmost). Assisting the turn over are (from left) STII's Dr. Aristotle P. Carandang and Project NOAH's Mariano Raphael B. Reyes. The hazard map shows areas prone to usual hazards (floods, earthquake, etc) so that the local government can identify risky as well as safe areas for evacuation. The map can also be used for urban planning reference. The RED Book, meanwhile, is a handy reference on how to’s during disasters. The turnover is part of the “Science for Resilient Business and Government Services" seminar-workshop held at the Calbayog Cultural Convention Center March 29, 2016. Organizers of the workshop are DOST-STII, Radyong Bayan – Calbayog, and the Calbayog City Tourism Office.
CALBAYOG CITY IN SAMAR GETS SMART-READY FOR DISASTERS
- Written by Framelia V. Anonas, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII