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Amidst the threat of the COVID-19, Filipinos must still prepare for devastating tsunami events that put coastal communities of the country at risk. Continuing its advocacy for tsunami resilience, the DOST-PHIVOLCS conducted the following activities in observance of the 2020 World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD).

 

• A series of tsunami-related infographics, dubbed Tsunami InfoSerye, was posted via social media to popularize tsunami awareness and preparedness. In addition, Facebook cover photo and profile photo frame, and Viber stickers were created and published.
• The slogan- and digital poster-making online contests were launched from September 25 to October 18, with the theme “Tsunami Awareness, Community Preparedness, and Proper Response in the New Normal”, to encourage the participation of the youth. There were 157 slogan entries representing 33 provinces, and 76 poster entries from 25 provinces.

• Contest winners were announced on November 05 during the virtual press conference, known as InfoSentro sa PHIVOLCS. DOST Undersecretary and PHIVOLCS Officer-in-Charge, Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr., presented the various tsunami disaster risk reduction initiatives for the Philippines during the program.

 

 

• PHIVOLCS InfoBit webinars were held to enable the public to prepare for and properly respond to tsunami through correct information. “Baybayin ng ‘Pinas, sa Tsunami ‘di Ligtas”, and “Tsunami-Ready Ka Na Ba?” garnered 389 and 480 attendees, and 24,000 and 29,000 Facebook video views as of 05 December 2020.

 

 

 

 

• Selected duty personnel of the DOST-PHIVOLCS Data Receiving Center (DRC) in Quezon City participated in the 4th Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on November 27 at 10:00 AM. The Facebook Live video stream showcased the 24/7 state-of-the-art facility, which is the heart of the national earthquake and tsunami monitoring in the country.

 

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