Citing inspiring practices at the local level, Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno said Local Government Units (LGUs) would do well to adopt and replicate Davao City’s and Sarangani’s best practices e not widely known to the public. Sueno named Davao City as one of the models of effective practices and emphasized its hotline 911, proven to be effective response during emergencies. He also wants to revitalize DILG hotline 117 and already tapped the private sector and other concerned groups about it. He cited Sarangani’s effective practices that garnered the Best Disaster Prepared Province award twice in the Gawad Kalasag Awards. “The solution to our country’s concerns is within our midst. We just have to share and promote them,” he said.