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Philippines: Incentives for Disaster Preparedness among APEC SMEs Introduced


Iloilo City: Financial incentives designed to spur emergency preparedness among businesses in the Asia-Pacific as the risk of shocks to trade and growth rises in the world’s most natural disaster hit region have been introduced in the ongoing 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).\r\nThe APEC Emergency Preparedness Working Group said in a press statement following a public-private sector meeting in Bangkok, Thailand that disaster management officials from APEC member-economies have voiced support for the financial incentives designed to promote business continuity planning
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Philippines: Philippines Trials Disaster Information System


The Philippine government’s Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the state-run broadcasting company, People’s Television Network (PTV), have built a disaster information system that will enable the provision of disaster-related information through the use of terrestrial digital broadcasting. Aiming to mitigate typhoon damage, the field trial utilized PTV’s broadcasting network to send information from a cloud-based disaster information system built by NEC Corporation, to those who could access approximately 30 televisions installed in around 20 government agencies.\r\nThe OCD is now proceeding with plans for full-scale introduc
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Philippines: Cordillera DRRMC Pushes for Creativity, Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction


Baguio City: Bringing in creativity and innovations in lessening the risks and to ensure minimal if not zero casualty during disaster is important.\r\nCordillera Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Chair and Office of Civil Defense Director  Andrew Alex Uy,  stressed  this in a kapihan media forum here  on July 1  the launching  the  National Disaster Consciousness Month. Uy emphasized the need to think outside the box, wherein aside from the conventional method there is a need to bring in improvements, creativity and innovations in disaster prevention and disaster preparedness as it could spell a
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Philippines: Guiao Bats for CPR Training


Manila: Rain Or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, acting as Congressman from Pampanga, has filed House Bill No. 5891 to include basic CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) training as a requirement for high school graduation and said on July 07, he will propose to call it the Samboy Lim Law.\r\n“Samboy is the inspiration of this bill,” Guiao told The Star on July 07. “I spoke with Alvin (Patrimonio) who was in the gym when Samboy suffered cardiac arrest and asked if CRP was administered. Alvin told me nobody knew how to do it. That prompted me to file this bill. CPR training takes only half a day but it must be taught by an accredited
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Philippines: Virac Ferry Faces MARINA Suit for Refusing to Load Ambulance


The Maritime Industry Authority regional office has ordered the owner of the Tabaco-Virac ferry M/V Eugene Elson to explain why it refused to load and rejected an ambulance carrying a trauma patient last month.\r\nIn an order issued last June 25, MARINA regional director Engr. Jaime Bea directed the Peñafrancia Shipping Corporation based in Pili, Camarines Sur to explain and show cause in writing within 10 days from receipt why its Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) should not be suspended or revoked or why fines and penalties should not be imposed against it for the alleged violation.
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