Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey said he is thankful that the capital town has been spared from natural disasters this year.
But Mountain Province politiko said stakeholders must remain prepared for future calamities.
“We are thankful to the Almighty that our Ili ay Kalalaychan has been saved from major calamities,” Odsey said.
He explained that proper planning and preparation will prevent major casualties in the event of a natural calamity.
Odsey also said Bontoc will continue to be ready for natural calamities next year.