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  • Municipality of Saint Bernard cor SM Cinco & Yniguez Streets, Himatagon
    6616 Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte
    Philippines

    Email: janearaneta01@yahoo.com.ph
    Phone: +63 9175620577
    Website: http://www.saintbernard.gov.ph

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Municipality of Saint Bernard

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http://www.saintbernard.gov.ph

General purpose government for the coordination and delivery of basic, regular and direct services including disaster risk reduction and environment protection, gender and development, youth, women and children and effective governance of its inhabitants.

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Mission

General purpose government for the coordination and delivery of basic, regular and direct services including disaster risk reduction and environment protection, gender and development, youth, women and children and effective governance of its inhabitants.

Disaster Reduction Goal

Zero casualty as a result of increased capacities and less vulnerabilities.

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

Institutionalization of the Municipal Disaster Management Office which is the implementing arm of the local DRRM programs and projects. Institutionalized through legislation.

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

-Geo-hazard maps are in place
-Installed coconets in landslide-prone slopes
-Flood early warning system (EWS) is in place and operational
-Installed operational landslide EWS and additional LEWS to be installed
-Communication equipment to all villages and primary stakeholders including education, security, rescue, relief, information, evacuation, engineering.

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

-Provision of information manuals in schools and public areas
-Inclusion of preparedness in school lectures
-Regular school drills

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

-Increased capacities in coping with disasters through livelihood opportunities, health and education.
-Installation of gabions at Lawigan River as soft-mitigation against flooding

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

-Community-Based disaster risk management in cooperation with the ASCEND project "Strengthening Assets and Capacities of Communities and Local Governments for Resilience to Disaster".
-Regular simultaneous community drills

Other activities

-Tourism promotion as a means of providing local income opportunities for the townsfolk.
-Local tourism in the form of education tourism (best practices) since majority of the visitors in Saint Bernard are the local and international academe, government agencies, non-government organizations
-Strengthening of coastal and marine areas capacities of stakeholders

Websites

http://www.facebook.com/MunicipalityofSaintBernardSouthern Leyte
http://www.saintbernard.gov.ph

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  • cor SM Cinco & Yniguez Streets, Himatagon 6616 Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte Philippines

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