The National Service Training Program (NSTP) of UP Los Banos invited UP Resilience Institute (UP RI) to share their knowledge and experiences in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) last March 11 and 13, 2023. UP RI was represented by the Institution Building’s Chief Science Research Specialist, Mr. Jose Abraham Ongkiko.
The lecture participants included about second year students and instructors. There were 550 participants in total. It intends to provide participants with basic knowledge, terminologies, and actual scenarios on DRRM covering four modules. The modules include a review on hazards and disaster concepts. The Philippine risk profile was elaborated with the DRRM frameworks and policies. Mr. Ongkiko further discussed the importance of emergency readiness and family evacuation plan. He showed the components of a go survival bag which is a needed preparation for emergencies.
In the conclusion of the last module, the students were then tasked to construct their emergency resilience plan for their respective families. The module desires to enable the students in preparedness and planning initiatives.