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Tonight’s coffee break with PHILVOLCS & PARMC personnel is a bit serious

As we call this a ‘consultative meeting’ regarding the earthquake and tsunami warnings in our communities.
We discussed the mitigation and prevention measures on worse case scenarios that might happen in the future. Moreover, they conducted repair and maintenance check up of all the Tsunami Alerting Stations located in 5 coastal and island barangays of our city.
It’s sad to say, but we need our budget for preparedness which is already delayed, as we are now required to update our (outdated) Tsunami Early Warning Stations (TEWS) and Rapid Earthquake Assessment System (REDAS) which was installed during my first term in 2014, so that we can effectively simulate earthquake, tsunami and flood.
So, this a good preparation with PHILVOLCS Team headed by Mr Joel Oestar, science research analyst; Roschele Ablan, science research assistant; Christian Andres, project technical aide VI; Manolito Begonia, admin aide VI, together with our PARMC Team led by Melykhen Bauzon.
I am asking PHILVOLCS to help us, because I want to make sure that we know what to do, and we can make a sound decision in times of disasters.
We will be conducting another meeting with CDRRMO, CEO, Kap Lino Fernandez, One Bonuan and all the other barangays, private engineers, civil society, CHO and CSWD regarding this matter. This is a top priority.

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