Legarda in Panay Island to Distribute Geohazard Maps, Conduct IEC on Disaster Preparedness

February 20, 2013

On the second week of the campaign for the May 2013 Elections, Senator Loren Legarda, senatorial candidate of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), goes to Panay Island to conduct her information and education campaign on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and distribute geohazard maps.

Legarda will distribute geohazard maps to municipalities in the provinces of Capiz and Iloilo. She will also speak before students of various universities in Panay Island in order to reach out to the youth about climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

“Our local officials need to have the valuable, life-saving information regarding risks present in their communities, all of which can be found in the geohazard maps. These maps show where it is safe and unsafe to reside or to build infrastructure. And while I believe that LGU support is crucial, we must also involve the youth because they will be the ones to continue the practice of adhering to our standards of safety and disaster preparedness,” she explained.

“This is the kind of campaign that I will be doing in the next three months. It is an informative and valuable campaign that will ultimately benefit our people and save our communities from the threats of disasters and climate change. I am running for another term in the Senate to serve our people and that is what I am already doing in this campaign,” said Legarda.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and United Nations Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, will attend the Training Workshop on Integrating Gender into Disaster Risk Management in Aklan State University in Banga, Aklan; and will conduct DRR roadshows in Capiz State University in Roxas City, Capiz State University in Mambusao, and in the University of the Philippines Visayas.