Monday, February 28, 2011
SBMA moves to transform port into int’l service, logistics center
Olongapo City - Gerald Dalan, 2nd runner up in 5th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge National Finals
Olongapo City - Gawang Gapo - JEL'S PEANUT BUTTER
Saturday, February 26, 2011
5 missing Subic fishermen land in Vietnam
There is a big demand for bamboos as Masinloc strives to supply need
Ebdane launches 3-day Zambales sports festival
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Inauguration of the Newly Constructed Chemotherapy Unit at the JLGMH
Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. and First Lady Anne Gordon spearheaded the blessing and inauguration recently of the newly constructed Chemotherapy Unit at the James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital.
Olongapo City - National Arts Month Festival
SBMA Fire Department launches fire safety ‘fun run’
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
SBMA reports rise in service, logistics firms inside freeport
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Annual Vehicles Inspection
The Office of Traffic Management and Public Safety (OTMPS), on orders of Mayor James "Bong" Gordon, Jr., has began thorough inspections of public utility vehicles in Olongapo City as part of the Annual Inspection and Evaluation to ensure compliance with safety and other requirements for the benefit of the general public. The inspections commenced on February 21, 2011 and will last up to April 07, 2011as scheduled based on vehicle type.
Exports by locators in Subic increase faster in 2010
Monday, February 21, 2011
Olongapo City - Gawang Gapo - BREAD ROLLS
PNP ENTRANCE AND PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS IN OLONGAPO CITY
Sunday, February 20, 2011
GORDON COLLEGE TOPS ALL SCHOOLS IN OLONGAPO, ZAMBALES AND BATAAN IN NURSING EXAMS
Barangay Newly Elected Officials (BNEO) Program 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Big cast seen in SPEEDO age-group triathlon in Subic
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Olongapo City - Clark Education City Orientation
21 teams seeing action in Subic Bike King Cycling race
CAREER GUIDANCE COACHING SEMINAR BY OLONGAPO PESO
2011 ANNUAL VEHICLE INSPECTION
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Olongapo City - State of the Freeport Address 2011
Olongapo City - Induction of SBFCC Officers
2011 Board of Directors
Olongapo City - SM in the Making (2-16-2011)
Olongapo City - Baypointe Hospital and Medical Center
Olongapo City - Kalaklan Gate is now open for pedestrians with valid SBMA ID's
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
GORDON GOODWILL GAMES for R.A.C.E. (Responsive, Accessible, Courteous and effective Public Service)
MANGROVE REFORESTATION 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Olongapo City - Mass Wedding 2011
Olongapo City Skills Training Center - Batch 37, 163 & 164
Olongapo City - Philippine Army Reservist
Olongapo City - Gawang Gapo - Christina's Flower Shop
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Olongapo City - Maharlika Civicom
Friday, February 11, 2011
19th Annual Barrio Barretto Beach Bash
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PRC intensifies its water-based rescue operations in time for the La Niña crisis
More than a year has already passed, but the fact remains devastating tragedy brought upon by Typhoon Ondoy continuously haunt us in more ways than one. The overwhelming magnitude and scope its terrifying wrath had completely caught us off guard. In the midst of the said chaos, one thing remained certain: none of us were prepared.
Learning from this rather formidable experience, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Richard J. Gordon himself stepped up to do what must be done a long time ago—focus on preparedness, rather than blatantly wait for a disaster to happen before taking action. So, other than training the PRC's pool of volunteers, which he also tried to expand through Red Cross 143, he also engaged in strengthening PRC's capacity by personally heading the acquisition of equipment that could augment this particular cause.
Among the numerous rescue and response equipment acquired through his efforts are PRC's two (2) Lighter Amphibious Re-supply Cargos (LARCs).
LARC is an aluminum hulled amphibious vehicle that is capable of transporting five (5) tons worth of cargo, or approximately 50 passengers—both on land and on water; and as far as rescue and response operations are concerned, it can be used as a mode of transportation that could immediately bring victims of flashfloods, and even of disasters at sea, to safety.
Having the said vehicles at hand, PRC Chairman Gordon then personally asked for the assistance of the Philippine Marines to generate competent crew that could operate the said equipment; thus, last Tuesday (February 1), the two institutions initiated a comprehensive training program that focuses on amphibious vehicle operation.
The pioneer batch of this training course consists of several volunteers from PRC National Headquarters and Batangas, Cavite, and Valenzuela, Olongapo, Manila Chapters, who specialize on emergency response. And in order to maximize the said opportunity, Chairman Gordon also invited representatives from the Philippine Coast Guard, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Fire Rescue and the Olongapo City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office to join the said activity.
"We should not forget that the Philippine Red Cross is an auxiliary arm of the government; so, should we decide on opening a new door for response capacity development, it is also our duty to invite them in," Chairman Gordon explained in line with the abovementioned joint participants.
In fulfillment of the said training course, yesterday (February 3), the amphibious vehicle operation trainees hopped on board PRC's LARCs as the two vehicles conquered the waters of Manila Bay. There, Philippine Marines Inshore Battalion's Maj. Noel Precioso headed the discussion on basic commands and maneuvering techniques intended for LARC operation.
After a brief lecture on water-based navigation, all the trainees were then asked to put their newly-acquired skills to test by actually sitting behind the wheel.
Joining the said event was PRC Chairman Richard J. Gordon himself. And though he was already impressed with the current outcome of the said activity, he was very vocal with his intention to further improve the said training course, in order to further intensify the disaster preparedness program—not only of the PRC, but of the government as well.
"After this program, I am personally looking forward to an aptly prepared Philippines," Gordon uttered with high hopes.
"Hopefully, with these newly-developed skills, we could once and for all avoid mass casualty incidents during water-based calamities," he also added.
To date, there are only five existing amphibious vehicles (LARC) in the country—three (3) of them belong to the Philippine Marines, while the remaining two (2) are PRC's.
It is also deemed as a first for the Red Cross to have valuable equipment as such, since among all the Red Cross National Societies, only the Philippine Red Cross has its own amphibious vehicles that could support its water rescue capacity.