The DILG Aurora capacitates more than 600 members of M/BDRRMCs of Aurora in Disaster Preparedness

 As the Philippines is known to be one of the most exposed countries to tropical storms, the DILG Aurora, through its Local Governance Resource Center "Tambuli" organized an online training entitled "Aurora, Handa Ka Ba? Preparedness and Resiliency Enhancement: Promoting Accurate Response during Emergency (PREPARE)" on February 23, 2023, via Zoom Meeting Application.

The training was participated in by more than 600 members of Municipal and Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils/Committees throughout the Province. To further extend the efficiency of council members, of PDRRMO, PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration), MGB (Mines and Geosciences Bureau), and DILG to share their expertise to capacitate and enable local governments in disaster preparedness and managing local weather disturbances.

Atty. Anthony C. Nuyda, Regional Director of DILG Central Luzon, also graced the activity and emphasized that, "Ang DILG ay palaging nakaantambay sa ating mga pamahalaang lokal upang magbigay ng anumang klaseng tulong tungo sa kaunlaran ng ating komunidad. Ating hangarin na sa anumang banta ng panganib na tayong lahat ay maging handa, at sa anumang uri ng sakuna, tayo ay maging listo."

The invited resource speakers discussed the following topics:

• Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System including Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Measures – Engr. Cristina W. Dela Cruz (Research and Planning Head, PDRRMO)
• Addressing Local Weather Disturbances – Armando D. Avenilla Jr. (Chief Meteorological Officer, PAGASA Baler Complex Station)
• Understanding Geohazards, Flood Hazards, MGB's Flood Susceptibility Maps, and Flood Mitigating Measures, Carlo P. Salac (Geologist II, Geohazards and Engineering Geology Section, Geoscience Division, MGB RO3)
• Operation L!sto Checklist for Mayors and Punong Barangays – LGOO V Florenz Zaira B. Buenconsejo (CDS Chief, DILG Aurora)