Phivolcs sets earthquake, tsunami training-A A +A
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is set to conduct a three-day training on earthquake and tsunami preparedness for elementary school teachers in Zamboanga City.
Phivolcs officer-in-charge Allan Labayog said the training will be held from September 25 to 27 and was made possible by the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), United National Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and Phivolcs central office.
Labayog said they are targeting to train 150 elementary science teachers, who will be divided into three batches or at 50 per batch.
He said elementary teachers were given the priority to undergo the three-day training since the materials to be used are designed for elementary school children.
The training will be a whole day activity. The discussion will be all about earthquake and tsunami. Drills will be done in the afternoon.
The resource speakers during the three-day activity will include Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum, Department of Science and Technology Regional Director Brenda Nazareth-Manzano and other Phivolcs officials. (Bong Garcia)