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MOA with El Observatorio de Manila ok’d

THE 20th City Council, on regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Bebot Rodriguez, approved an ordinance authorizing Mayor Klarex Uy to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the El Observatorio De Manila (MO) covering the parties’ research collaboration on tropical meteorology, weather forecasting, and climate projections in the Philippines.

In his letter to the City Council, Mayor Uy said that this is beneficial to the City considering that such collaboration will result in the use of Automated Weather Stations (AWS), from which the data will be used for research purposes and will serve as an early warning system.

Under the MOA, the MO has committed to provide the City trainings on the use and maintenance of the AWS, repair or replace worn-out or non-functioning AWS unit as deemed necessary, and schedule regular visits to the AWS sites to ensure physical functionally and as part of monitoring activities, among others.

For its part, the City Government will provide the engineering and technical support in the installation of and security maintenance to the AWS unit which will be located inside the premises of City Hall, provide electric power and internet connectivity for data transmission and conduct regular weekly or biweekly physical inspection.

It will also bear the expenses for repairs or replacement of the AWS in case of damage or loss due to theft or sabotage. The legislation was certified urgent by City Mayor Uy.


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