Coordinator Allen Cabaron of the Negros Oriental Civil Defense Office said yesterday that there is need to improve the early warning system on real time reporting, during disasters and calamities.
He said ideally, feedback on any type of natural or man-made hazard, like an earthquake, must be released immediately to the local or provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management councils.
Cabaron said this after Joe Molas of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology station in Sibulan, Negros Oriental, lamented the seeming indifference of agencies in providing information on the magnitude 3.9 aftershock that rocked Tayasan and nearby areas in northern Oriental Friday.
Molas added that PHILVOCS received many requests for lectures immediately after the 6.9 temblor, but the interest and awareness seem to have died down.
Cabaron, however, said the Provincial Capitol is planning to hold a refresher course next week for DRRM officers and operations personnel of agencies involved in disaster response and management, like the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, the Coast Guard and the Bureau of Fire Protection.*JFP
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