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The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) will hold a two-day “Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness #HandaAngMayAlam Forum and Exhibit” on November 05 and 06, 2018 at Parañaque Sports and Social Hall, Parañaque City in observance of the World Tsunami Awareness Day.

 

DOST-PHIVOLCS, in cooperation with DOST-National Capital Region (NCR) and the city government of Parañaque, aims to promote tsunami awareness and disaster risk reduction and management through DOST-PHIVOLCS information products, and utilize these for awareness, preparedness, early warning, and mitigation.

Metro Manila, specifically the cities of Valenzuela, Navotas, Malabon, Manila, Pasay, Las Piñas, and Parañaque, face the threat of tsunami that could be generated from a possible movement of the Manila Trench. There are historical evidences of tsunami in Metro Manila, according to DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr. and if the same happens now, many people are exposed. It is important to make sure that the people are informed of what can happen so they can prepare.

 

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The activities intend to capacitate the public with the right information to prepare, respond and protect oneself in the event of an earthquake and tsunami.

DOST-PHIVOLCS also encourages everyone to join the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake and Tsunami Drill on November 05, 2018.  Usec. Solidum says, “DOST-PHIVOLCS hopes that these activities will encourage communities to develop a culture of disaster resilience.”

 

For information about the event, please contact:

Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change, DOST

and Officer-in-Charge, PHIVOLCS

(632) 926-2611

 

Download PDF Press Release here

Download Programme for World Tsunami Awareness Day here