#SafePH-certified, Smart strengthens Archdiocese of Palo’s disaster preparedness initiative

Aug 2, 16 • Press ReleaseNo CommentsRead More »
[2 August 2016] Leader in mobile Smart Communications (Smart) partnered with the Archdiocese of Palo in training the different parishes in Region 8 to better prepared against disasters.

Over a hundred delegates attended the recently-concluded program facilitated by Smart. Resource speakers from PHIVOLCS, PAG-ASA, Emergency Management Center, and Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office discussed the different kinds of disasters, their possible impact on communities, and how best to prepare for these scenarios.

More than just providing communications as relief during disasters, Smart has taken an active role in beefing up the capacities of high-risk communities to prepare, manage, and recover from the impact of disasters under its #SafePh campaign.

“The archdiocese plays a crucial role during disasters. Churches serve as evacuation centers and usually take the lead in community relief and assistance. We believe this training is necessary to equip them with the right knowledge on what to do before, during, and after disasters so they can help their community mitigate risks,” said Ramon Isberto, Head of Public Affairs for Smart.

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