In an unprecedented move, Governor and PDRRMC Chairman Faustino Dy III recently initiated and hosted the first ever REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT held on August 8, 2013 at the Isabela Provincial Capitol. Convened by the Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office with Provincial Director Elpidio Durwin as Convenor and head of the Secretariat, the Summit was aimed at strengthening inter-LGU partnership and inter-agency cooperation in addressing present climate change impact.

 

     Some two hundred government officials, policy makers, technocrats, scientists, engineers and representatives of the academe and people’s organizations from Isabela, Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and the neighboring provinces of Kalinga and Apayao converged at the Faustino N. Dy Session Hall to discuss flood control measures aimed at mitigating the impact of disasters and enhancing the coping skills of the people, in order to save precious lives and reduce destruction in terms of infrastructure and agriculture.