ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, (Oct. 13, 2014) - Hopeful to be proactive in adapting climate change, the local government through the City Mayors Office-City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Division conducted a Climate Change Adaptation Planning Workshop attended by the members of the CDRRM Council at Davao City which was held from October 1 to October 3.
The invited speaker, Fr. Daniel Mc Namara S. J. , a scientist and expert on climate change, presented scientific facts and causes aggravating climate change which served as jumpstart of the planning.
With better grasped of climate change causes and effects the following hazards experienced in Samal Island were considered in the crafting of the plan which include sea level rise, drought, strong wind, monsoon waves, landslide, storm surge and flashflood.
Dr. Ricky Enriquez , Ateneo de Davao University Office of Student Affairs Chairman, efficiently facilitated the planning workshop participated by the department heads from City Social Welfare and Development Abundia Lariosa, City Engineering Engr. Darwin S. Arig, City Environment and Natural Resources Edgar Arellano, City Health Dr. Dennis Carlos Flores, City Planning and Development Engr. Mario Pacaldo, City Agriculture Engr. Ana Lea Zapanta, City Veterinary Dr. Edunel Sala, City Budget Jemelita Camaso, Philippine National Police-Samal P/Supt Benedicto Faco, Bureau of fire Protection Insp. Valentino Israel, Liga ng mga Barangay President Hon. Luduig Von Gervacio, Sr., representative from Task Force Samal, KARANCHO representative Alfredo Abrea (NGO),Kabalikat Civicom Pres. Timoteo Olaer (NGO), SIMFEL Pres. Pastor Ronnie Requijo (Religious Org’n),representative from Department of Education, City Information Officer Melrose Arig and CDRRM Executive Officer Janus Rafailes.