Kalinga PDRRMO boosts SSB radio system for disaster response

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, April  19 (PIA) -- In a bid to ensure continued communication link especially during disasters, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office is upgrading the existing ‘single side band’ (SSB) radio communication system in the province.

 

PDRRMO Richard Anniban said the province is set to acquire its own radio signal repeater to boost the reach of SSB radio down to the municipalities particularly in the upland.

The move stemmed from the province’s experience with typhoon ‘Lawin’ when all telecommunication networks bogged down isolating Kalinga for almost a month.

Underlining the crucial role of communication, Anniban stressed through the SSB radio, gathering of situation reports from affected sites is possible enabling disaster response centers to act and provide immediate relief and rescue operation.

He said the PDRRMO will put-up a common radio frequency that is accessible to all radio networks, government and private, purposely for disaster response.

“While there are volunteer radio communication groups in the province, we need to organize as one so that we can be more effective especially in times of disasters,” said Anniban.

He added that disaster response is effective if there is accurate assessment established in the field and this we can make if we have operational communication link when calamities occur.

For disaster response, the province had acquired heavy equipments for road clearing operation, rubber boats and dump trucks for rescue and transport of relief goods. Larry T. Lopez (EDT/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

 

EL Kikasa

Baguio Latest News

Lack of discipline among city motorists slammed

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed disappointment over the lack of discipline among motorists which contributes to the continuous increase in the number of vehicular traffic accidents along different roads around the city.

Read more...

Public urged to respect SC ruling on Cereno ouster

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged the public to respect the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) in ousting former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Cereno after majority of the Justices voted in favour of the quo warranto petition that was filed against her.

Read more...

700 percent hike in HIV cases reported in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – Human immune virus (HIV) cases in the city drastically increased by seven hundred percent last year which caused health authorities to press the alarm button to alert people on the unprecedented rise in the number of HIV-affected persons in the city.

Read more...

Large-scale Baguio businesses warned

BAGUIO CITY  – Hotel, restaurant and condominium owners in the city were warned by the Cordillera office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR) to comply with existing environmental laws and related rules and regulations to help sustain efforts to preserve and protect the city’s environment for the benefit of the present and future generations of Baguio residents.

Read more...

Fun ride, bike clinic to highlight Bicycle Day

BAGUIO CITY – A fun ride along the major thoroughfares and a bicycle clinic will highlight the first ever celebration of Bicycle Day in the City on June 3.

Read more...