Flood prone areas in N. Cotabato to receive early warning devices
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017
KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- Flood prone towns in North Cotabato are set to receive flood early warning devices from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Engineer Noli Villaruz, Action and Warning Officer of the Provincial Governor's Office-Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Division (PGO-DRRMD), said that the early warning devices (EWD) are intended to lessen the effects of floods in communities along flood-prone rivers.
According to Villacruz, the EWDs composed of electric siren, LED beacon, controller box, and solar panel, will be installed in Pigcawayan, Kabacan, Pikit, M'lang and Tulunan.
These EWDs will alert residents in low-lying areas of impending flood, thereby alerting communities to evacuate to safer areas.
Mercy Foronda, head of the PGO-D...
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SOCCSKSARGEN gears up for 2017 science and technology week celebration
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017
COTABATO CITY-As part of the annual celebration of National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office XII (DOST XII) will again bring energy and vigor to the region this coming October 17-19, 2017 at KCC Convention Center, General Santos City.
Dubbed "Science for the People", this year's regional celebration will showcase milestone and breakthroughs in science, technology, and innovation in the region and its overall impact to the socio-economic opportunities and achievements in the countryside such as employment generation, improved livelihood, and safer and healthier communities.
DOST Regional Director Dr. Zenaida Hadji Raof Laidan is inviting everyone to join the celebration as different activities will be staged to promote and preser...
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