NAGA CITY — For communities to achieve disaster resiliency, understanding of hazards and their resultant risks is a must, Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo stressed on Monday.
Montejo was the keynote speaker during the launch of the “Science for Safer Communities” campaign in Bicol held at the Avenue Plaza Hotel on Monday and Tuesday.
The nationwide campaign conducted by DOST to help communities understand better the different disaster and climate risks with the use of science and technology.
The activity was undertaken with the partnership of DOST with the regional office of Office of Civil Defense, Department of Interior and Local Government and the city government of Naga under Mayor John G. Bongat.
It was participated in by hundreds of key partners and stakeholders most of whom are local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers from the different LGUs in Region 5. (PNA)