24 May 2022 (Laak, Davao de Oro) – Most of the development project areas of Good Neighbors International Philippines (GNIP) are disaster-prone but are lacking services that will respond to their immediate needs.
One of the areas in Laak, Davao de Oro is the special barangay Limot, a flood-prone and low-lying area. When Lagum River rises, it isolates the Dibabawon tribe, an Indigenous group, and other residents making it hard for them to receive emergency services.
Evacuation Center is critically useful in times of disaster, especially in areas prone to natural hazards. Hence, Good Neighbors International Philippines elevates its disaster preparedness through a special project entitled Improvement of Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Measure through Public Address System (PAS) and Evacuation Center Construction.
As such, GNIP recently turned over the Evacuation Center and nine (9) Public Address System in the special barangay Limot and barangay Longanapan in Laak, Davao de Oro.
Up to 146 households will benefit from the evacuation center that will serve as a safe place for the people every time a strong disaster devastates Limot. Moreover, the Dibabawon tribe will be included and have a secured evacuation area.
Almost 12,300 children and adults and 656 households will benefit from the nine (9) PAS provided in Longanapan that will as the early warning system in times of disaster.
Among the priority programs of GNIP are Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Climate Change Mitigation which are vital in the areas we serve.