Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski believes that disaster preparedness must be a family effort

by Kaye Estoista-Koo
Apr 11, 2017
Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski: "It's a great way to get everyone involved and in spite of what people say that Earth Hour is only being symbolic, this takes us further, encouraging us to go beyond the hour."  

After teaching her three kids to become more environment-friendly, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski's next focus is disaster preparedness.

At the recent Earth Hour 2017 held in SM By The Bay, the former actress told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that she will "update" their go-bags.

According to the websites of Red Cross and Survival Life, these are the basic supplies needed:

  • Water: one gallon per person
  • Food: non-perishable and easy to prepare
  • Flashlight
  • Medicine
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and hygiene items: alcohol, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, tissue or wipes
  • Blanket
  • Fully-charged phone
  • whistle
  • Hard hat
  • goggles
  • jacket

Mikee added, "Check the medicine for the expiry dates, replace them if you already have a go-bag.

"Categorize the food options, and take out what might not apply in current disasters.

"There are a lot of go-bags, but no one knows better than us what our necessities are."

For example, those with babies must not forget milk, bottles, diapers, and bug repellant.

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She advised that it's best for each family to prepare their own go-bags, and discuss it, too.

For her part, her kids "are quite conscious because my husband and I are always reminding them."

SON'S "KEY CHAIN." In fact, one of her sons did a timely "project" for his Grade 5 class.

"Hindi ko alam bakit yun ang naisip niya, he made a keychain 'tapos connected to it, what to do during emergencies.

"So I laminated it, and he gave all his classmates one."

The proud mom remarked, "It was the best they received because it is useful."

The equestrienne is mom to Robbie, 17; Ralph, 15; Renzo, 9.

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Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski: "It's a great way to get everyone involved and in spite of what people say that Earth Hour is only being symbolic, this takes us further, encouraging us to go beyond the hour."  
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