MARIKINA CITY, June 10 (PIA)–Marikina City was once again chosen by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) as a pilot area for testing its Mobile System for Emergency Services also known as MOSES Tablet.
The City’s 16 barangays recently received a MOSES Tablet from the DOST)-Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) to further improve disaster risk-reduction and management in their area.
Dr. Mahar Lagmay, executive director of Project NOAH, said the MOSES Tablet will significantly improve the information dissemination of local government units like Marikina and enhance its public monitoring and early warning procedure.
Each tablet serves as a database for crucial information such as the location of different critical infrastructures, access lanes and evacuation routes to be taken during calamities.
Applications developed by the DOST such as Project NOAH, ARKO, and Flood Reports, along with weather updates from Twitter, Climate X, MMDA, PAGASA and PhiVolcs can also be accessed thru the MOSES tablet.
The MOSES Tablet package comes with a locally made eight-inch, multi-touch tablet, USB cable adapter, power adapter, earphone with microphone, power bank, water resistant camera, bag, and user’s manual.
Marikina City Mayor Del de Guzman thanked the DOST-Project NOAH for equipping their barangays and also two the city’s Disaster Risk-Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) with MOSES Tablet, saying that by the use of these modern innovation they will be able to further improve disaster resiliency.
“Marikina do its best to achieve zero casualty target each time a calamity like typhoon and monsoon rain hit Metro Manila,” De Guzman said.
In July 2012, the Department of Science and Technology also selected Marikina as its pilot test area for Project NOAH. (PIO Marikina/RJB/SDL/PIA-NCR)
This article was originally published from the news website of the Philippine Information Agency on June 10, 2014.