APO donates flood early warning device system
The Alpha Phi Omega (APO) Beta Kappa Chapter has donated and turned over on Dec. 18 to the barangay council of Sabang, Naga City a community based flood early warning system to monitor the water level of Naga River in times of heavy rains and typhoons and warn residents living along the river of impending flood.
The device is designed to trigger an alarm or siren, which will warn residents to evacuate and take precautionary measures in case the river’s water level rises up.
Sabang barangay head Cyrus Caballero thanked APO for its donation. “Dakula po ang pasasalamat kan Barangay Sabang sa Alpha Phi Omega ta kami po ang pinaka enot na nagka igwang Flood Early Warning System sa Naga. Dakulang tabang po ini sa samuyang comunidad lalo na sa LGU Sabang na haloy na na nagmamawot na magkaigwa nin arog kaining ekipaje,” he said.
APO COMMUNITY SERVICE Alpha Phi Omega (APO) Beta Kappa Chapter members who attended the turnover of the flood early warning device (from left to right): Antonio Ricardo Tejada, Mark Joshua Gonzales, Eloisa Versoza, Karen Gayle Bathan, Shanidick Bathan, Oscar Borja, Jr. The device is attached to the pole at the back of the fraternity members.
This flood warning system aims to help the barangay and other neighboring riverside communities and towns in monitoring the water level in case of inclement weather. Moreover, APO is also coordinating with other local government units that are in need of the early warning system for future donation.
This project was spearheaded by APO Beta Kappa Chapter of Ateneo de Naga University, with the help of APO Qatar Alumni Association DY 2020 officers headed by its president, Bro. Daecon Angelo Dayupay (Beta Kappa Chapter Alumni), who was also present during the event, and APO Shooters – Qatar. Naga City Councilor Ghiel “Oying” Rosales, an APO member himself, represented the Naga City government during the occasion.