ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, April 25 (PIA) — Teachers of San Mateo, Rizal participated in a three-day training on Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management headed by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute, DOST-Rizal Provincial Science and Technology Training Center and Department of Education at the Regional Educational Learning Center (RELC), Marikina City.
Forty-eight teachers and faculty from schools of San Mateo Rizal were oriented by speakers from DOST-SEI, DOST-PAGASA and the Office of Civil Defense – Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (OCD-RDRRMC) during the training themed “Strengthening the Capacity of Science and Mathematics Teachers on Disaster and Risk Reduction Management” which was held from April 23-25.
DRRM in the Philippine; Weather Forecasting and Warning Services; DOST Project NOAH; Climate Variability and Climate Change; Flood Forecasting and Warning Services; Community- based flood warning systems; Earthquakes ad Earthquake Hazards; Volcano and Volcanic Hazard and; Rain Induced landslides and DRR measures were discussed to the teachers while various workshops and a creation of School DRRM Action Plans were also held.
DOST has been conducting DRRM training for teachers nationwide for three years due to the need to increase knowledge on DRRM, integration in lessons and most importantly, timely and effective response during occurrence of disasters. San Mateo, Rizal in particular was particularly focused on due to the fault system within its vicinity and its flooding tendencies during heavy rains. (GG-PIA4A)