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DOST-IX Launches Disaster-Watch Websites

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 02:20 AM    Views : 282by:Bon Rafael A. Padayhag

The Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST-IX) had recently launched two (2) websites to aid in the mitigation and reduction of risk during disasters.

Developed by DOST-IV A (CALABARZON), the HaNDA or Hazard Notification, Dissemination and Awareness website is an ICT-enabled Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) system used in the gathering and dissemination of disaster-related updates, the monitoring of early warning devices, and notification of local government units (LGUs).


HaNDA Website

Following HaNDA, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council IX or RDRRMC IX website was also introduced. The website allows access to DRRM Related events in the region, a repository for Information and Education Campaign (IEC) Materials, contingency plans, as well as existing DRRM-related Programs.

RDRRMC website 1



HaNDA and RDRRMC IX are accessible at and respectively.

Both websites were launched during the 2017 Regional Gawad KALASAG awarding ceremony at the Zamboanga del Norte Convention Center in Dipolog City.

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2017 Gawad KALASAG Awarding Ceremony in Dipolog City

For more information on DOST-IX DRRM, please call (062) 991-1024 or text 0917 705 4686 and look for Thelma Diego or Herson Fernando. Email at or visit our Facebook page at


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