Disaster risk reduction is one of the concerns at the forefront of pursuing community resilience, particularly in disaster- and calamity-prone countries like the Philippines. Through the presence of resource persons from the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Office, the Community Development Project in San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal conducted an orientation on disaster preparedness and family readiness for three days in six strategic sitios. The activity focused more on methods of being prepared for earthquakes such as preparing emergency kits and how to reunite with loved ones after a disaster strikes.
The activity also served as an important eye-opener to participants as the sharing during the latter part of the event showed how most of them were not aware of the impending threat of “The Big
One” which is particularly relevant to residents of Rizal as the province lies on fault lines and has been previously identified as those at risk of the earthquake that is predicted to be at intensity eight or very destructive.