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More LGUs and organizations now #WeatherWiser as campaign spreads nationwide CSR


WeatherPhilippines continues to strengthen its advocacy of creating a #WeatherWiser nation as Weather 101 is rolled out for stakeholders and partner organizations. The trainings are designed to aid the community’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) programs, and to strengthen the company’s business continuity management.

As of May 21, 2015, WeatherPhilippines has trained a total of 341 private sector partners, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and LGUs nationwide:

Date

LGU/ Company

No. of participants

Jan 16
SNAP Binga, Itogon, Benguet
17
Jan 23
Tacloban LGU and International Organization for Migration (IOM)
42
Feb 19
SNAP Ambuklao, Benguet
14
Mar 24
Cebu and Bohol Municipal LGUs
13
Mar 26
Cebu City LGUs and local rescue organizations (hosted by VECO)
16
Apr 14
EON (Stakeholder relations and communications partner)
22
Apr 24
Panay and Negros LGUs
25
Apr 29
Mindanao Cluster 1 LGUs
36
May 6
Camarines Norte and Sorsogon LGUs
17
May 7
Masbate LGUs
3
May 8
Camarines Sur LGUs
47
May 14
Mindanao Cluster 2 LGUs
30
May 19
Southern Leyte LGUs
18
May 20
Leyte LGUs
26
May 21
Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, and Western Samar LGUs
15

WeatherPhilippines’s training initiatives aim to foster collaboration between the private and public sector, and to harness sustainable growth through inclusive partnerships. For the second phase of its programs, the foundation will focus on encouraging Filipino citizens to utilize weather information and knowledge for tour ism, agriculture, and sustainable development.

WHAT DOES WEATHER 101 AND TROPICAL CYCLONE 101 TEACH?

Essential Meteorological Terms. During the first part of the training, participants get to know meteorology basics. This introductory session covers the weatherbearing part of the atmosphere, the difference between climate and weather, and the varying seasons and climate types in the Philippines.

Weather Elements, Processes, and Systems. After learning the basics, participants will then focus on outlining the processes that merge weather elements into specific weather systems. The topics of the second session will answer interesting questions such as why it rains, where the wind comes from, how clouds are formed, and why it can’t snow in the Philippines.

a. Three major weather elements: Sunshine, Air Pressure, Wind
b. High Pressure and Low Pressure Systems
c. Wind
d. Pressure, Corriolis, Friction
e. Humidity and clouds
f. Heat Index and Temperature Precipitation

Weather Disturbances. The last part of Weather 101 creates the bigger picture of how weather elements and systems, under certain climates and geograhical conditions, create specific weather disturbances in the Philippines. The third part will also discuss in detail the causes, effects, and precautions of each weather disturbance. There will also be an in-depth discussion on tropical cyclones to inform citizens about its historical data, frequency and impact.

a. Tropical Cyclones
b. Low Pressure Area Monsoons
c. ITCZ Cold Front Thunderstorms
d. Uplifting air