SONEDMA capability to include with all-weather systems, 24/7 real-time monitoring, warning & data-sharing
KABANKALAN CITY - Leaders of 11 local government units (LGUs) in southern Negros agreed to equip their newly-formed alliance with communications systems that will continue to link them even during calamities.
Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro P. Zayco receives the symbol of two classrooms and Blessing on the turn-over of two-classroom school building of Kabankalan National High School donated by Mr.Nelson Uy Lee of Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and the Bacolod-Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.(BFCCCII) on their program "Operation Barrio Schools Project" in the presence and witness of school principal Norma Salditos, City Councilor Raul Rivera, Committee of Education. (Jun Gaton Pasiplat photo)
During Thursday’s meeting in Kabankalan of the Southern Negros Disaster Management Alliance (SONEDMA) presided by its chairperson and Bayawan City Mayor German Saraña, it was also agreed that monitoring of major rivers that affect all member-towns and cities during heavy rains will be a round-the-clock undertaking.
This is to primarily forewarn member-LGUs and other towns and cities of an impending disaster like floods and the like, it was pointed out.
SONEDMA is composed of Himamaylan City, Kabankalan City, Ilog, Cauayan, Candoni, Sipalay City and Hinoba-an in Negros Occidental.
In Negros Oriental, these are Bayawan City, Basay, Santa Catalina and Siaton.
The 11 mayors signed on June 4, 2014 in Sipalay City a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) formalizing SONED-MA’s creation.