Talisay urges barangay disaster teams to create database for volunteers

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August 10, 2022

AS PART of its disaster preparedness efforts, the Talisay City Council urged the different barangay development councils from the 22 barangays to create a database of their respective community disaster volunteers.

The City Council approved the resolution submitted by Councilor Danny Caballero, chairman of the Committee on Disaster Resilience, requesting the barangay development councils (BDCs) to come up with a database of their disaster volunteers, including private individuals who are willing to utilize their resources to help the city respond to disaster.

Caballero said he will hold disaster preparedness seminars and trainings for the volunteers once the BDCs would already submit their database.

Caballero’s resolution also requested the different disaster groups to unite and work together in coming up with ideas on how to deal with disasters.

Caballero explained that although he recognized the efforts of some private individuals in helping the city deal with the disaster, the responsibility still lies on the Talisay City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.

Among the areas that the city is focusing into in their disaster preparedness efforts are the mountainous barangays of Bulacao and San Roque, which have been experiencing flooding during heavy downpour. (BBT, TPT)

Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Symposium at Brgy. Biasong, Talisay City

September 2, 2019 CCEF News

VILLA TERESITA RESORT – Improper waste disposal has been one of the most heated topics in the mainstream media today, not just for its adverse effects to our environment but also for the imminent harm it brings to our marine biodiversity and even further threat and risk to humanity.

Last August 30, 2019, the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation gave their pep talk to approximately 125 attendees in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Symposium at Villa Teresita Resort, Brgy. Biasong, Talisay City, Cebu.

The symposium started with a talk from the University of the Visayas, College of Maritime Education on marine conservation. Mr. Justin Jace Baisac, CCEF-Project SMILE Associate introduced the Project SMILE and its relevance to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resiliency matter.