APASL Single Topic Conference in Cebu, Philippines
APASL Single Topic Conferenceに椎名教授が招待され、invited speakerとして以下の2つの講演を行ないました。
Shiina S. Prevention, identification and management of complications in radiofrequency ablation. The 3rd APASL HCC Conference, Cebu city, Philippines, 2013/11/23
Shiina S. Advances in loco-regional treatment for HCC: Ablative therapies. The 3rd APASL HCC Conference, Cebu city, Philippines, 2013/11/23
Oscar Tabada, OIC of Pagasa Visayas, said Yolanda’s strongest winds in Cebu City were felt at 9:28 a.m. with a speed of 126 kph – a big difference from 215 kph winds that slammed Cebu in typhoon Ruping 13 years ago. By today, Cebu will have “slight rain but the sun will finally come out,” he told Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama.
No major infrastructure damage was reported in Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu Cities.
Tabada said Cebu City was “lucky” because it was far from the eye of the storm in Daanbantayan town where wind velocity reached 235 kph. Otherwise, with the city’s dense population, the casualties and damage would have been bigger.
Vice Mayor Edgar Labella said the damage from ‘Yolanda’ could have been worse if not for the preparations of the city government and the Cebuanos in general.
“The city has long prepared for the typhoon and the people were equally aware of what they are supposed to do,” he said.
Paired with the “power of prayers”, Labella said preparations of the city and its residents minimized the impact of the typhoon as compared to the time of typhoon Ruping which caught the people off guard at dawn.