Siblings drowned in Tambukod creek in Bayawan City


BAYAWAN CITY (PIA) – Siblings Julie Garsula Jonales, 10 years old, male and Geovila G. Jonales, 6 years old, female both residents of barangay Tabuan, Bayawan City were reportedly drowned at the Tambukod creek in Bayawan City at around 4:30 pm on July 14, 2014 according to Edilberito Euraoba II head of Bayawan City Rescue Team.

Tambukod creek has a stretch of 4-5 kilometers leading to Tabuan river.

Euraoba said the creek overflowed in the afternoon of July 14 due to continous rains.

On their way home from Dita Elementary School, barangayTabuan, the kids were reportedly crossing Tambukod creek passing in an improvised wooden bridge that broke down and fell into the creek according to Euraoba.

Euraoba and members of the Bayawan rescue team responded immediately to the incident and recovered the body of Jeovila Jonales at 5:00pm on the same day in the vicinity of Tambukod creek while the body of Julie Jonales was declared missing after the rescue team failed to recover his body.

Euraoba reported that Julie’s body was found the following day, July 15 at the Tabuan river at 11:30am. (mbcn/lpp/PIA7-NegOr/with reports from Edilberito Euraoba,IO/Artcle first published on PIA Website last July 16, 2014)


Disaster preparedness, a continuing education process


DUMAGUETE CITY, February 5 (PIA) — The clergy, religious and lay members of the Diocese of Dumaguete underwent a one-day Disaster Preparedness Training in collaboration with Smart Communications at the Marian Priests’ Center of the Cathedral Parish recently.

Invited resource speaker is Dr. Cedric Daep, Chief Officer, APSEMO and Technical Consultant, Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR) and staff.

Dr. Daep cited RA 10121 mandating all local government units to institutionalize a Disaster Risk Management Office with trained staff notwithstanding changes in leadership.

Daep talked on Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change Adaptation and Earthquake Hazard Awareness to almost 100 clergy and religious members of the Diocese of Dumaguete and Siquijor.

Among the topics discussed were dangers and impacts of disasters, preparedness & mitigation, communication and mobilization in times of disaster.

In case a Tusunami happens, go inland and proceed to a higher ground elevation. The occurrence of an earthquake has no warning, that’s why people should consider preparedness and mitigation as a way of life, he said.

According to Daep, communication is very vital in times of disaster. A communication protocol from an official source such as the PAG-ASA is encouraged and made it as basis for issuance of advisory to the public.

Sign signals are also important especially to fishermen who are at sea during typhoons and tsunami.

Emphasizing on timely and accurate information, the broadcast media plays an important role because people listen to them for the latest update.

Another fast and effective way of disseminating information is through the infoboard just like what the province of Albay is doing with the support of Smart Communications.

The church can also be a dependable source of information because people look up to priests as their spiritual leaders and consider the churches as refuge during disasters, the speaker noted.

Daep then encouraged the different Dioceses to organize their Social Action Centers with trained staff on camp management. Collaborate with the government and establish partnership with NGOs and other strong organizations in the community.

Finally Daep encouraged the public especially the PDRRMC, MDRRMC on the importance of replicating the Disaster Preparedness Plan to the lowest level in their respective cities/municipalities and barangays.

“Disaster preparedness is a continuous learning and education process, therefore impact of disaster can be minimized if people are properly informed and prepared at all times,” said Daep. (mbcn/LPagunsan/PIA-7/Negros Oriental)

Cebuano News: DSWD nagpahimangno sa mga naluwas sa Yolanda pagbantay sa illegal recruiters

MANILA (PIA) –Ang buhatan sa DSWD mihimangno sa mga naluwas sa bagyong Yolanda nga magmabinantayon sila batok sa illegal recruiters ug human traffickers nga mopahimulos sa higayon.

“Illegal recruiters often prowl on victims of disasters who are in dire financial needs as well as on minors left orphaned and have no immediate family to take care of them,” pahimangno ni DSWD National Capital Region Director Alice Bonoan.

Si Director Bonoan ang namuno sa processing center alang sa mga internally displaced persons (IDPs)

Ang DSWD nakiglambigit sa mga buhatan sa Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) ug sa Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) pagpahibalo sa mga IDPs nga niabot sa Metro Manila sa ilang katungod ug responsibilidad ug sa pag ila sa usa ka illegal recruiter o human trafficker.

Ang DSWD ug IACAT mipahiluna ug lugar aron pag tubag sa mga pangutana ug modawat ug mga reports sa posibleng kalihukan sa mga illegal recruitment sa mga IDPs.

Manghatag usab sila ug mga balasahon ug mohimo ug audio-visual presentation paglikay sa illegal recruiter.

Gi alerto usab ang mga relief workers pag sinati sa mga kalihokan sa mga illegal recruiters ug sa pag report gilayon niini sa DSWD hotline (02) 9319141 ug sa IACAT Action Lines 1343 ug sa mga katawhan gawas sa Metro Manila mahimong mo kontak niini nga numero 02-1343.

Sa mga katawhang naluwas gikan sa kalamidad nga gapangita ug trabaho mahimong makiglambigait sa DOLE-NCR pinaagi sa telepono (02) 4006011/3035921 ug sa Public Employment Service Office (PESO) sa mga lokal nga kagamahan. (mbcn/Translated by: LPagunsan/PIA7/Negros Oriental)