REDAS Training for Benguet province PDF Print
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:29

From August 31-September 05, 2015, a training entitled “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning and Emergency Preparedness through the Use of the REDAS Software” was conducted by PHIVOLCS for the province of Benguet. It was held at Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio CIty. A total of 47 participants from the Provincial Government Office and 12 municipalities of Benguet province attended. There were also participants from the agencies of DOST-CAR, DILG-Benguet, OCD-CAR, Benguet State University and Heart Cordillera. A total of 52 license keys was issued.

Dir. Renato U. Solidum (left) and Gov. Nestor B. Fongwan (right) giving their messages during the opening ceremony.

Gov. Nestor B. Fongwan, Governor of Benguet province, and Dr. Renato U. Solidum, PHIVOLCS Director, were the guest speakers for the opening ceremony of the training while PHIVOLCS Deputy Director Bartolome C. Bautista was the speaker during the closing ceremony. Speakers and facilitators in the training were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Julius Galdiano, Ramil Atando, Aaron Lawrence Bañes, Keith Lawrence Rambla, Anna Shella Mae Enbien, Abigail Polintan, and Hilario Esperanza, guest speaker from PAGASA. The participants were taught the basics of REDAS, use of Sqlite and Spatialite for database development, Quantum GIS, seismic hazard and risk assessment and use of android devices for exposure database collection.

A group photo of participants taken with Dir. Renato U. Solidum, Deputy Dir. Bartolome C. Bautista and Gov. Nestor B. Fongwan.