December 6, 2022

Believing in the dictum, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure,” the city government continues to find ways to improve and make more effective its disaster management efforts.
In his state of the city address last Sept. 1, Mayor Benjamin Magalong announced Baguio is a recipient of the ASEAN Smart City Flood Early Warning System as well as a partner and study site in several Department of Science and Technology and academe-led science-based researches.
These are the aquifer recharge system, smart city development system, and seismic stratigraphy mapping.
He said the concerned city officials are preparing to validate the climate and disaster risk assessment of the local government in partnership with climate change and disaster risk specialists in the academe and private sector.
The city government will also be purchasing a P10 million worth life locator equipment to ensure that Baguio is prepared for post-disaster events.
Also being acquired is an air anenometer that could be used to test air circulation within enclosed spaces in business establishments and industrial sites in the city.
The mayor said this will ensure that the spread of Covid-19 in these locations where people congregate is checked. – Gaby B. Keith