For his part, Dr. Lagmay underscored the importance of “wika” in helping Filipino communities embrace available lifesaving information towards a more resilient nation.
Dr. Lagmay talked about the use of the keyword “delubyo” in efficiently and effectively preventing disasters. According to him, the keyword should be addressed by warning and response. Warning is the responsibility of the government and it needs to be timely, accurate, understandable, and reliable. On the other hand, response means that communities need to do their part to act correspondingly and accordingly upon the warning that the government provides.