Warmest greetings from the Samahang Operasyong Sagip (SOS)!
To start the New Year, SOS is again holding a forum on “Second Series: Preparing the Health Sector and Communities for the Big One” on January 24, 2018, 1:00-5:15pm at the UP-PGH Emergency Room Complex room 215. This time, we have invited Dr. Ted Esguerra, an Emergency Preparedness and Disaster leader and also co-anchor of the TV and radio program Red Alert to provide doable and practical preparedness and safety measures/steps to do during a big earthquake. A coordination planning on what to do in preparation and response to the Big One response will commence after the input of Dr. Esguerra.
Recently, there have been occurrences of earthquake in different parts of the country, the most recent of which is the strong earthquake that jolted Ormoc, Leyte. The probability of the Big One happening in Metro Manila is an important and serious concern.
It is in this light that SOS has started an education and information campaign through forum, community meetings and classroom discussion so as to prepare as many people and communities for the Big One. Last year, we already organized Part 1 of the education forum where we invited DOST undersecretary and PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum to elucidate on the possibility of the “Big One” and the need for us to be prepared. More than 200 doctors, nurses, other health professionals from different hospitals, medical and nursing students, leaders and members of community organizations attended the forum. We are hoping to replicate this success of information giving on the second part of this series.
Your presence to the January 24 forum will be highly appreciated. For confirmation and should you have further questions about the activity, kindly call 9298109/2566353 or mobile phone 09231402293 and ask for Ms. Emy Ilag.
Thank you very much!