Exploring Life Through Science Series: Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction
ELTS: DRRR is geared toward making the senior high school students learn the basic concepts of the different hazards the Philippines faces.
Author/s: Juliano S. Parena Jr
Level/s: Senior High
T he book presents the risks associated with specific hazards to enable students to recognize and assess their vulnerability.
It gives the students the opportunity to develop their personal, family, and community emergency response
plans to make them more disaster-ready.
It also includes practical activities that reinforce learning as well as worthwhile projects that can be done
individually or as a group that are all geared toward disaster preparedness.
T he book features local and foreign scientists who had great contributions in the study of disasters or its
origins. It also puts emphasis on the e effect of climate change on the increasing risks and effects of disasters.
It ultimately aims to make the students understand that disaster preparedness is not just a government effort but everyone’s.
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.