Last October 6, 2015, SPIK was invited to join the Workshop on the Development of Guidelines in Chemical Emergencies by Ms. Gloria J, Balboa who is the current Director of the Health Emergency Management Bureau of the Department of Health. This was conducted at the Command Center of the Department of Health in Manila.
This was aptly attended by Col Jose Embang of the Anti-Terrorism Council, Dr. Irma Makalinao of the University of the Philippines, Engr. Ana Rivera of the DPCB, Doctors belonging to the regional/provincial government hospitals, HEMB representatives, OSHC Doctor , Ms Cynthia Reyes and Pio Ramirez of SPIK.
The aim is to put up a national guideline necessary to equip various stakeholders of their roles and responsibilities, resource requirements and the communication protocols in cases of emergencies concerning Chemical, Biological, Radio-Nuclear (CBRN) or even natural disasters. Further capacity buildings and dialogues are to be scheduled in the near future to finalize this.