Third week of June declared Typhoon-Flood Awareness week
Iloilo City (14 June) -- Presidential Proclamation No. 1296 declared the third week of June 2007 as "Typhoon and Flood Awareness Week".
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued the said proclamation to ensure the public's safety and security from destructive weather phenomenon.
Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said during a press briefing that the proclamation mandates the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to mitigate or reduce the loss of life and property resulting from typhoon, flood, drought and other destructive phenomena.
PAGASA, according to Secretary Ermita will undertake appropriate information, education and communication activities in coordination with the Philippine Science Journalists Association Inc., government agencies and the private sector. (PIA/TV) [top]