The Manila launch of 'Making cities resilient' campaign
Type: Meeting or Conference
Organizer(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific ; City Government of Makati
Date: 11 Feb 2011
Location: Makati City (Philippines)
Venue: Maximo Estrella Elementary School, Magsaysay St., Brgy. Carmona, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Manila launch of the UNISDR “Making Cities Resilient: My City Is Getting Ready!” Campaign.
At a ceremony at East Rembo Elementary School in Makati City, the Philippine Government commitment was supported by eight Metro Manila Mayors who also signed up to make their local government units safer from disasters:
Metro Manila Development Authority - Chairman Francis Tolentino
Makati City - Mayor Jejomar Binay, Jr
Manila City - Mayor Alfredo Lim
Pasay City - Mayor Antonino Calixto
Quezon City - Mayor Herbert Bautista
Marikina City - Mayor Del de Guzman
Antipolo City - Mayor Danilo Leyble
Malabon City- Mayor Canuto Oreta
San Mateo - Mayor Jose Rafael Diaz
The Philippine Government also reconfirmed their commitment to make schools and hospitals in the country’s cities disaster resilient. The commitment, led by the Secretary of Education and Health, follows the pledge by the previous Government in 2009 to make more than 60,000 schools and health facilities in the Philippines safer from disasters.