Residents of Toledo City and the Municipality of Dumanjug can expect to avoid flood-related damage and losses as the new Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) is installed in their respective areas. FEWS will enable the recipient communities to respond to warning messages appropriately and in a timely manner.

The ceremonial turnover of the Flood Early Warning System to Toledo and Dumanjug was held at Radisson Blu Hotel today October 24.

DOST-PAGASA together with the Government of South Korea through the National Disaster Management & Research Institute (NDMI) implemented the USD $1-Million project entitled “Strengthening the Capability of the Republic of the Philippines on Disaster Risk Reduction.” It is funded under South Korea’s Global Projects on Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR).

The main objective of this initiative is to provide as much prior warning as possible of an impending flood to the authorities and the general public, as well as to improve the disaster risk reduction capabilities of Toledo and Dumanjug.

This project is the first-ever in the Province of Cebu. The implementation started last June and will be completed in November 2022. (By: PSTO Cebu)

The DOST 7 Regional Director, Engr. Jesus F. Zamora Jr., in his closing remarks said that there is a need to prepare for more extreme weather conditions and that the DOST Regional Office 7 is one with PAGASA in bringing new technologies and innovations to Central Visayas for disaster management and risk reduction. Engr. Zamora also thanked the South Korean government for its active support on the welfare and economic growth of developing nations through undertakings such as this.


The ceremonial turnover was attended by Dr. Vicente Malano, Administrator of DOST-PAGASA, Mr. Alfredo Quiblat Jr., Chief of Visayas PAGASA, Dr. Kim Jin Young, Senior Research Officer at the National Disaster Management & Research Institute (NDMI) of South Korea, Mr. Jeon Jeibok, Director of Water Resources & Environment Department of Dongbu Engineering in South Korea, Mayor Marjorie Perales of Toledo, Mayor Efren Guntrano Gica of Dumanjug, Mr. Marlou Salazar, Regional Director of Office of the Civil Defense Region 7, and Engr. Socrates Paat Jr., Project Leader of Hydrometeorology Division of PAGASA.