2 Kanlaon Volcano Barangays Perform 1st Ever Volcano Evacuation Drill PDF Print
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:43
Barangay Biaknabato, La Castellana, and Barangay Pula of Canlaon City, together with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), conducted on 3 July and 7  July respectively their 1st ever Volcano Evacuation Drill to test the effectiveness of their Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management (BDRRM) plan.
   In 2010, Barangays Pula of Canlaon City and Biaknabato of La Castellana in cooperation with PHIVOLCS through the MIAVITA project, implemented a project that would strengthen the preparedness capacity of the baranga yin times of volcanic eruptions. 
   The MIAVITA (Mitigate and Assess Risk from Volcanic Impact on Terrain and Human Activity), launched in 2009 and implemented in Kanlaon Volcano, Negros Island, is a four-year project that seeks to develop tools and integrated cost-effective methodologies to mitigate risks from various hazards of active volcanoes.
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PHIVOLCS Director Bags 2011 Gawad CES Presidential Award PDF Print
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:37

Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr., director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), received the 2011 Gawad CES (Career Executive Services) Presidential Award last May 30 for leading various programs on disaster reduction. 
  Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., representing President  Benigno Aquino, conferred the Gawad CES Award to five outstanding Career Executive Service officers (CESOs) in a ceremony at the Heroes Hall, Malacañang Palace.
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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:35

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) will be carrying out the 2nd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on 29 June 2012.
  Spearheaded by the OCD, DepEd, PHIVOLCS and other NDRRMC member agencies in partnership with Pasig LGU, the school-based drill will be executing the ceremonial pressing of the button at 9 am at Pasig Central Elementary School to signify the start of the activity. 
  Concurrently done in other schools nationwide, the NSED will be featuring two phases: 1) earthquake drill with evacuation, and 2) response scenario to test the capability of the school and local response agencies.
  The NSED has been conducted quarterly since 2006 as part of the NDRRMC’s four-point plan on disaster preparedness particularly on public information, education, communication, and disaster response.

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