Students Apprised of Environmental Issues, Disasters
Bungsuan National High School Principal Romeo Abunas said that awareness must be inculcated on the minds of students as well as teachers so that they are more prepared during emergencies such as typhoon, flood, earthquake and similar disasters.
Abunas said that most of the calamities that are being experienced now, such as flood, are mostly due to climate change.
“Climate change mitigation and adaptation” has been given emphasis in classroom discussions for students to be more aware of the status of the environment and how they could help to preserve and save it,” he said.
Recently, the members of the Speaker’s Bureau of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office with speakers from the Philippine Information Agency, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, PAGASA, Bureau of Fire Protection and PDRRMO, conducted a lecture on climate change mitigation and adaptation and disaster preparedness in said school.
The activity was attended by approximately 740 high school students and teachers from the Bungsuan, National High School in Dumarao town as part of the school’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management plan.
On the other hand Capiz Schools Division DRR M Focal Person Nilo Domingo said that the same activity is also initiated by other schools here in coordination with the PDRRMO so that students and faculty members in the various schools will be aware of what to do in times of emergency.
Domingo said that every school has been required to have their respective DRRM plan for them to become more prepared.
“We have requiring the DRRM plan so that they would be able to know what to do and where to go in times if emergencies like earthquake or fire which happen unexpectedly,” he said.
He explained that with a clear DRRM plan, panic, stampede and other eventualities could be avoided.
Domingo said that with the help of the PDRRMO and Speaker’s Bureau who are not only conducting lectures but also drills, schools will become more aware and prepared of the right thing to do during any disaster. (JBG/PIA6)