Marikina Project Agos Workshop
The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) and Rappler, a social news network which provides perspective, community engagement and smart conversation & action for social change, conducted an activity called “Marikina Project Agos Workshop” last June 26 at the Legislative Building, Marikina City. The objective of this activity is to harness technology and social media to share data and be a reliable source of information to those in need before, during and after a disaster in order to make “zero casualty” a reality.
The activity started at 8:30 in the morning with an opening prayer followed by the introduction of each participant and their expectations from the activity. The participants were students from different schools, teachers, barangay officials and some barangay residents. After the introduction, Mr. David Lozada, a news reporter from Rappler, presented an overview of the event that was about to take place through the use of different videos. He also presented a brief history of Rappler and its advocacy.
During the talk, the participants were enlightened about how social media can become a huge help in times of need. Mr. Lozada also provided some group activities to test participants’ understanding of the topic and its application. In closure, the organizers reminded the participants about their social responsibility. Certificates and disaster kits containing whistles and flashlights were handed out as tokens of appreciation for their active participation. The program ended at exactly 3 o’ clock in the afternoon.