BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is bringing the Early Warning System-Information, Education and Communication (EWS-IEC) forums to the different Cordillera provinces. The project aims to capacitate local government units for them to mainstream science-based tools towards efficient and effective disaster risk reduction and management, in line with the goal of achieving a science-based weather information and climate change scenarios for a disaster resilient Philippines. The EWS-IEC forums started in Bontoc, Mountain Province on December 1, in Kiangan, Ifugao on December 3; Bangued, Abra on December 10 and Tabuk City, Kalinga on December 15. To complete the EWS Cordillera road show, the same forum is set in the province of Apayao and Benguet this month.
Gaby B. Keith