Philippines launch Disaster Conscious Month this July

Some of the Philippine archipelago, as captured by ESA astronaut, Andre Kuipers.
Some of the Philippine archipelago seen from space, as captured by ESA astronaut, Andre Kuipers.
Credits: ESA

The members of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Region 2 (RDRRMC-2) in the Philippines are observing the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July.

Office of the Civil Defense Regional Director Norma Talosig, the RDRRMC-2 chair, said that all members of the council and other stakeholders will join a kick-off ceremony on July 1 where a thanksgiving mass, hataw exercises, and fun walk will start the month long celebration.

She said that during the weeks of the July, several disaster-related trainings will be conducted in different local government units, rescue groups, and other organizations to equip and capacitate them on disaster response.

“This is our effort to continuously educate and capacitate the public to reduce risk on any disaster eventually. We need to impart on them the right moves they will do whenever there are disaster especially on earthquakes, floods and others,” she said.