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Virtual disaster preparedness caravan brought to Visayas

PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. has equipped over a thousand participants from the Visayas with safety and emergency response tips in the second run of the #SafePH disaster preparedness virtual caravan.

“The #SafePH caravan is our way of building a culture of readiness among Filipinos, especially those in hazard-prone areas, by delivering accurate information on various hazards and how to respond to them through an online, interactive platform,” Oliver Odulio, head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Community and Resilience, said in a press release.

“This initiative is part of our #SafeandSmart advocacy, which underscores the role of communications in strengthening the capacity of communities to help protect, prepare and recover from the impact of the pandemic and natural disasters,” Catherine Yap-Yang, group head and first vice president of Corporate Communications at PLDT and Smart, added.

The initiative aims to involve young Filipinos in community leadership and contribute to the protection of their communities.

Local officials, officers from the different disaster risk reduction management offices in the region, and SK federations and youth organizations across the Visayas joined the virtual caravan.

The #SafePH virtual caravan included discussions on emergency management, basic life support and first aid, and the Covid-19 health crisis.

“At Smart, we are committed to continuously develop and deliver technology-abled solutions and services so we can live smarter and help build a safer and more resilient Philippines, and consequently, a #BetterWorld,” Hoyle Raul Disuanco, group head and first VP of Smart Regional Customer Development-Visayas, added.*

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