PDRRMO’s equipage takes center stage anew
PDRRMO Isabela’s top-of-the-line state-of-the-art vehicles, equipments and gadgets took center stage once again at the Summit dubbed “Iba na ang Panahon: Science for Safer Communities” conducted by the Department of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Office of Civil Defense.
Some 250 delegates from LGUs in the Cagayan Valley region and representatives of the academe converged at the Pulsar Hotel in Tuguegarao City for the two-day summit graced by eminent scientists and experts led by Dr. Renato Solidum of PHIVOLCS and Dir. Landrico Dalida, Jr. of PAGASA. Secretary Manuel Mamba, Presidential Legislative Liaison was keynote speaker.
The summit was aimed at providing awareness on new technologies and mitigation measures on the occurrence of natural calamities and disasters as well as timely information in the use of science- based technologies and gadgets to prevent or minimize the loss of lives.
Five typhoon-proof evacuation centers worth P107M, to rise in Isabela
Isabela continues to blaze the trail in disaster preparedness.
Five typhoon-proof evacuation centers worth one hundred seven million pesos are set to rise in the country’s second largest province – one in each of the four coastal municipalities worth twenty million pesos each and another in the Isabela Provincial Capitol compound. The provincial government will invest at least ninety million pesos in these projects designed to further strengthen and intensify disaster preparedness in the province.
This development was announced by Governor Faustino Dy III during the ground breaking ceremonies of the twenty-seven million peso Multi-Purpose Evacuation Center in the capitol compound, a priority project of the provincial government in partnership with DSWD RO2 which extended a ten million peso grant and DILG RO2 which provided seven million pesos in performance challenge fund.
Once completed, the project is touted to be the first ever PLGU constructed evacuation center in the country.
Isabela scales greater heights in disaster preparedness hosts first PROVINCIAL DRRM SUMMIT
The Summit started on a high note!
A 99.75% over-all rating in the Gawad Kalasag regional finals and a back-to-back win in the prestigious competition provided the provincial government of Isabela with just the right push as it embarked on its first ever Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Summit held June 24 – 25, 2014.
Some four hundred local chief executives, DRRM experts, policy makers, scientists, AFP, PNP and BFP officials and personnel, rescuers and representatives of the private sector converged at the Governor Faustino N. Dy Session Hall of the Isabela Provincial Capitol for the two-day summit initiated by the Office of Civil Defense Region 2 in partnership with the PDRRMC and DILG – Isabela.
The Summit was aimed at strengthening linkages and harnessing inter-agency cooperation among partners and stakeholders in order to build safer and more resilient communities in the province of Isabela.
In his message before the delegates, Isabela Governor and PDRRMC Chair Faustino Dy III underscored the primordial duty of government to uphold the people’s constitutional right to life and property. “Isinasagawa po natin ang Summit na ito dahil naniniwala po tayo sa kahalagahan ng buhay ng bawat isa sa ating nasasakupan. Hindi natin maatim na mawala o ipagsapalaran ang kahit isang buhay,”he stressed.
All time high! PDRRMC Isabela garners 99.75 in Gawad Kalasag regional finals
It was 0.25 shy of a perfect score but certainly very impressive nonetheless.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the province of Isabela obtained 99.75% in the 2014 Gawad Kalasag Search for Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Assistance regional finals and was adjudged Best PDRRMC in Region II, thus, earning a berth in the national finals, while affirming its predominance in disaster preparedness in the Cagayan Valley region.
This was disclosed by Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Norma C. Talosig, Chairperson of the Regional Evaluating Committee, in her message before some four hundred participants to the first Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Summit which opened June 24, 2014 at the Gov. Faustino N. Dy Session Hall, Isabela Provincial Capitol.
It was a back-to-back victory for the province, having been given the same honors in 2013 after beating the provinces of Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya.