We cannot rely always on somebody to come and help us. We must learn to equip ourselves with the knowledge and skills how we can survive without the help of the others. No one wants to lose any single member of the family or relatives so we must do our part in saving lives and it will start to you.
With this forum, I have gained valuable information and ideas about how I can prepare myself and be disaster ready if untoward incidents happen.
July 4, 2018 at Shangri-la the Fort Manila - Cebuana Lhuillier continues to push for disaster preparedness among Filipinos, gathering the country's industry experts in disaster management, risk reduction, and post-disaster rehabilitation.
Broken down in three panel sessions, the forum opened with 'First Things First: How Resilient are Our First Responders?' The panel featured Restituto F. Padilla, Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, J5 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines; Rene "Butch" S. Meily, president of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Inc.; and Manuel "Nong" C. Rangasa, chairman and executive director of Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development, Inc.
Dr. June Caridad Pagaduan-Lopez, convenor of Citizen's Network for Psychosocial Response. The third and final panel session, 'On to the Next Step: How can Every Filipino be Ready and Help?' were presented by Stacy de Jesus, head of Community and Digital Communications of Rappler, Inc. and Pebbles Badillo Sanchez-Ogang, executive director of YESPinoy Foundation, Inc.