We have strengthened multi-sectoral involvement in disaster-preparedness, bringing advocacies to business, academe and grassroots, especially the vulnerable, because I firmly believe that no one should be left behind in times of disaster.
With these eco-friendly and disaster risk reduction initiatives that we continue to strengthen, Iloilo envisions of becoming a resilient city. Resilient in the sense that amid the fast-rising developments, what we are doing is a work in progress and right track towards sustainability, future-proofing, inclusive and livable community for all.I hope that Iloilo City serves as fitting venue for this 11th Disaster Cluster Seminar of CityNet, dynamic partners, advocates, experts in the field of disaster risk reduction and stakeholders.
Please enjoy a wonderful learning experience in our beautiful and vibrant city.
—ATTY. JOSE S. ESPINOSA III