Understanding Vulnerabilities

In the Understanding Choices Forum last April 4, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) – Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center (EADSC) emphasized the need for the public to better understand and prepare for disaster-related vulnerabilities.

The forum, titled “Understanding Vulnerabilities,” highlighted how to better understand and prepare in the midst of physical, economic, environmental, and social vulnerabilities.

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Building disaster resilient communities

Resilience is Filipinos’ prime strength during calamities. This admirable ability to easily recover from or adjust in an unfortunate situation is manifested in every disaster the country experiences.

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Bohol and Cebu and the super typhoon Yolanda that hit nine regions in the Philippines last Nov. 8 recently tested how pliant Filipinos are.

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