MANILA – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Monday reminded the public to be more vigilant and take precautions against flash floods and landslides caused by bad weather.
"We remind the public to remain alert and prepared for the increasing likelihood of floods and landslides during this rainy season," NDRRMC chair, Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr. said in a social media post of the Office of the Civil Defense over the weekend.
Faustino, who is also Department of National Defense office-in-charge, said the body will continue to strengthen its "mechanisms, systems, and actions" that will ensure the continued safety of the Filipino people.
"As we observe the National Disaster Resilience Month, I hope that everyone will take part in our call for collective actions towards a safe. resilient and prosperous nation," he added.
Last week, some 500 families have been affected by floods in the province of Ifugao.
The intertropical convergence zone, meanwhile, dumped heavy rains over parts of Cebu which resulted in widespread flooding.
Meanwhile, a woman was killed after a landslide buried their house last July 9 at the height of heavy rains in Bataan. (PNA)