WeatherPhilippines, LBC sign partnership for disaster risk management
MANILA, Philippines – WeatherPhilippines Foundation (WPF) has partnered with courier and money remittance services company LBC Express, Inc. to help complement the government’s efforts in reducing weather-related disaster risks in the country.
LBC, who recently signed as one of WPF’s Platinum donors, has committed an additional P25M over the next ten years for the sustainability of WPF’s operations. LBC also offered its wide network and strategically located facilities for use in nationwide deployment of Automated Weather Stations (AWS).
AWS installed in LBC sites will be visible in WPF’s website: www.weather.com.ph to provide free, localized, and accurate weather forecasts to the Filipino public.
“Our partnership with LBC will help us achieve our goal to install about 1,000 AWS across the Philippines. Their generous support will allow WPF to sustain its operations and ensure that communities will continuously benefit from this project,” says WPF General Manager Celso Caballero III.
WPF is extending the call of nation building to interested corporate entities who would like to participate in this cause.
Other organizations who have pledged their support as Platinum Donors include: International Container and Terminal Services Inc., Nickel Asia Corp., SM Super Malls, and Vistaland and Lifescapes Inc. - Rappler.com
WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. (WPF), a partnership between Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., UnionBank of the Philippines, and Swiss weather services group MMInternational (formerly Meteomedia, now part of MeteoGroup from Europe), aims to deliver critical and accurate weather forecasts to the Filipino community, with the hope of improving nationwide disaster preparedness, and timely response to variable weather conditions.