Monday July 16, 2018

Iloilo City among pilot resilient cities

ILOILO City has been chosen as one of the pilot cities under the Resilient Initiative program.

The National Resilience Council (NRC) held the First Stakeholders Meeting and Launching of Resilient Iloilo City Initiative at Penthouse of City Hall on Thursday, May 10.

Mayor Jose Espinosa III said the city government welcomed NRC’s initiative.

“We are very happy that Iloilo City has been selected as one of the pilot areas in the country so that we can see to it that we will become a resilient city in terms of environment, human development, local economy, and infrastructure,” Espinosa said.

The three-year initiative is composed of two programs.

“One is a leadership in governance wherein there is recognition of new skills, competencies, knowledge that need to be imparted to LGUs particularly in officials who are in charge of both disasters and development. The other is combined with science and technology that is a set of competencies and skill. These two will be the stepping stones towards the resilience roadmap of each LGU,” NRC president Ma. Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga said.

The other six pilot areas are Bataan, Naga, Zamboanga Peninsula, Ormoc, Valenzuela, and Iligan. (PR)