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  • Writer's pictureKara Nodima Cawas

Baguio to launch P10M life locator system able to detect signs of life underneath debris

Baguio City, Philippines – The Office of Civil Defense will launch a life locator system worth P10M on September 9, 2021, which is aimed at saving lives in rescue operations during calamities and other disasters.

According to the Public Information Office of the City, the life locator equipment can find living victims trapped at a disaster site during urban search and rescue.

It works by detecting signs of life under piles of debris.

This launching was disclosed by City Administrator Engr. Bonifacio Dela Pena during the regular management committee meeting with local officials led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong at Baguio Convention Center was held last August 24, 2021.

Dela Pena said that trainings for the use of the high-tech scanning apparatus are scheduled on September 3 to 4, 2021, at Baguio Country Club in partnership with the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) under officer-in-charge Antonette Anaban.

According to Mayor Benjamin Magalong, the purchase of the life locator system is part of the city’s aim to increase its capacity and capability to meet challenges brought about by natural and man-made disasters.


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