Iloilo City is going to be a recipient soon of 10 early warning systems to be donated by the Manila Observatory(MO).
Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, together with City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Noel Hechanova, Darwin Papa of CDRRMO and councilor Love Baronda, welcomed the group headed by no less than MO executive director Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga (seated, with eyeglasses) during a courtesy visit July 30.
“We are grateful to Manila Observatory for including Iloilo City in their list to be given early warning systems; truly these are beneficial in our disaster risk reduction and preparedness efforts,” he said.
An early warning system is a chain of information communication systems comprising sensor, detection, decision, and broker subsystems, working in conjunction, forecasting and signaling disturbances.
The Manila Observatory, based in the Ateneo de Manila University campus, is a scientific research institution supported by a pool of competent scientists, researchers, educators, development managers, and technical and administrative staff offering services like air quality monitoring and modeling; emissions inventory and monitoring; renewable energy resource assessment (wind, solar, water); disaster vulnerability mapping; high resolution population mapping, among others.