Davao 911 assures readiness in government response to disasters

Oct. 13, 2015

DAVAO CITY — The chief of the Emergency Response Center Central 911 said the local government is prepared for any eventuality of a disaster.

In a Philippine Information Agency dispatch, Emmanuel Jaldon, chief of the Central 911 said the local government is aware of the risks that might hit the city being at the end of the Davao River Basin.

“A long time ago, the city conducted several risk assessments and vulnerability assessment for all its sites,” Jaldon said.

He said the local government is also aware that the city is located on a flood plain and is indeed a catch basin.

Jaldon said that the city looks not merely on mitigation, but also in crafting new environmental laws to give more power in the implementation of the climate change advocacy, by mainstreaming the CCA in the disaster risk reduction and management.

“The new laws will add up to give more teeth to the existing laws and will give impact more to the implementation and enforcement,” he said. (davaotoday.com)

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