REDAS Training for Ilocos Sur PDF Print
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:37

A REDAS 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 ilocos Sur last September 21-26, 2015 at Fiesta Garden Hotel, Bantay, Ilocos Sur. A total of 76 participants from Ilocos Sur Provincial Government Office, municipalities and cities of Ilocos Sur province and guest LGUs (Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Pangasinan, La Uñion, Polillo, Quezon and San Fernando City, La Uñion). Participants from regional agencies of DILG, NEDA, OCD and DOST as well as guest participants from Maynilad also attended the training. A total of 65 license keys was issued at the training. This training is being suppported by the READY project

The participants were taught how to use REDAS software and how they can apply it in their own municipalities and cities for disaster preparedness. The first training day was alloted the installation of the REDAS software and its modules while the remaining days were alloted for hands-on activities, GPS fieldwork and DRR workshop. The android EDM app was also used during the fieldwork.

Mr. Melchito Castro, OCD R1 Director, and Dr. Bartolome Bautista, the developer of REDAS software, were the guest speakers for the opening and closing ceremonies. Speakers and trainers were Bartolome C. Bautista, Maria Leonila P. Bautista, Angelito G. Lanuza, Julius Galdiano, Dave Benedict Emerenciana, Kenn John Vera Cruz, Mary Ann Montion, Anne Lorraine Delos Santos, Abigail Polintan, Ruffy Villanueva, Jan Lawrence Lontoc, Roderick Ramos and Mr. Carlomagno Ancheta, Jr. , guest speaker from PAGASA.

Photos A, B, and C show hands on activity, teaching of android device for tracking, and group picture.