August 24, 2017 — Experts from two different disciplines shared their knowledge about the words “indie” and “delubyo” in the seminar titled “Mga Susing Salita: Pambansang Seminar sa Pagbuo ng Diskurso sa Konseptong Pilipino” organized by the Sentro ng Wikang Filipino (SWF), headed by its Director, Dr. Rommel B. Rodriguez.
Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino, professor and former Dean of the College of Mass Communication; and Dr. Mahar Lagmay, Executive Director of the UP Resilience Institute and Director of the UP NOAH Center, were the speakers in the said event.
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.
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