Senate President Migz Zubiri supports disaster risk reduction contingency planning workshop in Bukidnon
Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri supported a recently concluded 4-day workshop on enhancing the Province of Bukidnon’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Contingency Plans. The activity was also held in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, the Office of Civil Defense and the Bukidnon provincial government.
The contingency planning activity aimed to elevate existing local DRRM plans, particularly in tackling threats like landslides, flash floods, and earthquakes.
This collaborative effort shall empower Bukidnon’s two cities and 20 municipalities by equipping them to develop or enhance their contingency strategies on DRRM.
These strategies encompass a spectrum of innovative technologies, including data analysis, hazard identification, early warning systems, modeling and simulation, risk assessment, communication and coordination, response planning, and infrastructure resilience. These aspects play a key role in crafting effective contingency plans.
“There is no such thing as natural disasters; they are, in fact, natural hazards,” affirmed DOST Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. during a press conference held during the event in Valencia City.
The event’s prime goal is the upgrading and enhancement of current local DRRM plans, specifically in addressing risks posed by natural hazards.
The Contingency Planning seeks to integrate DOST technologies for application by local government units in risk reduction undertakings such as prevention and mitigation. (With a report and photo from PIA Bukidnon)