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Opinion from the Philippines: Are we ready for a disaster?

In his opinion piece in the PhilStar, Babe Romualdez argues that the Philippines is not prepared for a major earthquake. He recalls his conversation with Senator Loren Legarda and UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction Margareta Wahlström in which he suggested a legislation to encourage media companies to regularly engage in educating the public on disaster preparedness measures for earthquakes. He warns: “There is nothing like knowledge and information to help one prepare for disasters” And adds: “We need to be ready because disaster will strike — it’s only a question of when.”

Keywords

  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Information Management, Media
  • Hazards:Earthquake
  • Countries/Regions:Philippines

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/26672

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