BAGUIO CITY, May  12 (PIA) - - As each region, province, city or municipality has distinct landscape  and vulnerability, forging stronger ties between the national government and  local government units is the best disaster risk reduction strategy for the country.

Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo pointed out  in his message read by DOST Assistant  Secretary Raymund Liboro during the Baguio leg of “Iba na ang Panahon – Science for Safer Communities” IEC (Information, Education and Communication) nationwide campaign being undertaken  in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Office of Civil Defense.