OLONGAPO GEARS UP FOR NATIONAL DISASTER CONSCIOUSNESS MONTH
The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) has already lined up activities for the 2011 National Disaster Consciousness Month on July.
Olongapo City Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr., together with Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) head Angelito Layug spearheaded preparations for the said event with a theme “PAG-ALERTO, MALAYO SA PELIGRO.”
The local government units (LGUs), private sectors, and the seventeen(17) barangays have joined forces for the upcoming trainings and workshops regarding preparations and response to incidents during rainy season.
In line with this, the CDRRMC will be having radio and television guestings at local stations to convey preventive information for the public and encourage de-clogging and clean-up of drainages to prevent flooding especially barangays that have river banks.
There will be blood typing/blood letting program and Simultaneous Earthquake Safety Drills at private and public schools.
“Pina-iigting natin ang pag-iingat upang maiwasan ang mga sakunang di inaasahan. Sinisikap natin na lagging handa ang lahat ng response teams, lalo na yung mga skilled sa water-related emergencies dahil sa nalalapit ang typhoon season,” remarked Mayor Gordon.
“Kinakailangan din na magkaroon ng information dissemination para sa mamamayan ng Olongapo, tungkulin din ng bawat sambahayan ang paghahanda, said Layug.
It can be recalled that Olongapo has become a Hall of Famer because of its five-time GAWAD KALASAG Award for exemplary and effective disaster response.