Building Resilient Communities: Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction (The Padayon Series)
This is designed to impart knowledge and skills on environment and disaster and its impact among senior high school students. This knowledge will enable the students to respond and act before, during, and after a disaster strikes. At the end of the course, the students are expected to equip themselves with practical skills and simulation activities related to disaster preparedness.
Author/s: Maria Isabel B. Lanada, Ma. Lourdes F. Melegrito, PhD Cand., and Diana J. Mendoza, PhD; Project Director: Ronaldo B. Mactal, PhD
Level/s: Senior High
It includes the following features:
Attuned with the existing global frameworks on Disaster Risk Reduction, e.g., Hyogo and Sendai Framework for Action;
Practically designed to equip students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes on how to deal with Philippine disasters and hazards;
K to 12 Curriculum Compliant;
Upholds the rights-based approach, gender fairness, and cultural sensitivity; and
Activities are crafted to stimulate students’ interests and engage them in the practical application of learnings.
Dr. Ernesto Y. Sibal was one of the few Filipinos in academic publishing who can irrefutably lay claim to these three titles—Patriot, Pioneer and Innovator. A staunch patriot, Dr. Sibal fiercely advocated the vision of designating Filipino-authored books for young Filipino learners. This vision was enabled by the establishment of Alemar’s Bookstore in 1958, and through the foresight and drive of Alegria Rodriguez, who shared in the vision of her husband, she helped galvanize then fledgling Alemar's Bookstore as the place to go for textbooks and school needs, propelling it to become the first established bookstore chain in the country.