Realignment of P40M quick response fund for 2017 approved

Gov. Hilario P. Davide III has approved the realignment of the unspent P40 million quick respond fund (QRF) for 2017 intended for this year’s acquisition of transitional shelter, water treatment facility, solar lamps, and early warning system, among others. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office head Baltazar Tribunalo Jr. moved to realign the P40.423 million continue reading : Realignment of P40M quick response fund for 2017 approved

Capitol builds disaster-resilient communities through purok system

To achieve the “zero casualty” goal when disasters strike, over 200 local disaster risk reduction management officers (LDRRMO) from various municipalities gathered for the third purok system learning conference. The conference aims to strengthen the purok system in localities by sharing their best practices and coping strategies in their respective areas. “We are now experiencing continue reading : Capitol builds disaster-resilient communities through purok system

San Remigio women undergo disaster, climate change seminar

Realizing the important role of women during emergencies, the Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) conducted a seminar on disaster and climate change adaptation and mitigation for women organizations of San Remigio town, northern Cebu. The two-day seminar started last Tuesday, Nov. 21 as part of PDRMMO’s programs to equip communities with proper knowledge continue reading : San Remigio women undergo disaster, climate change seminar

Capitol vows inclusion of PWDs in disaster preparedness plans

The Cebu provincial government, through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), will help towns and cities account for all persons with disabilities (PWDs) in their areas to ensure they will get help and assistance during emergencies. PDRRMO head Baltazar Tribunalo Jr. said efforts to produce a complete list of PWDs in every continue reading : Capitol vows inclusion of PWDs in disaster preparedness plans

PDRRMO prioritizes building of disaster-proof evac centers

Underscoring the need to mitigate and reduce disaster risks, the Cebu provincial government allocated P21 million for the construction of ‘calamity-resistant’ evacuation centers in priority areas of Cebu province. This was revealed in the proposed budget by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) during yesterday’s Provincial Development Council meeting. The PDRRMO budget proposal, continue reading : PDRRMO prioritizes building of disaster-proof evac centers

Argao BPAT receives disaster management training

Argao’s Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) received disaster early warning system and first aid response training from Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) last week. PDRRMO operations head Dennis Chong discussed the chain of disaster advisory dissemination from forecast agencies to the barangay level. Proper information dissemination greatly contributes to the province’s continue reading : Argao BPAT receives disaster management training