CDRRMO vies for Gawad Kalasag PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 April 2016 13:50

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has been selected and passed the GAWAD KALASAG desk validation conducted by the Regional selection committee March 21-22.

Kalasag stands for Kalamid at Sakuna Labanan, Saritiling Galing at Kaligtasan and the competition aims to recognize outstanding performance of local disaster councils (LDCCs), private/volunteer organizations, local, national and international NGOs, donor agencies, and the communities as major stakeholders in implementing significant disaster risk management projects and activities and in providing humanitarian response and assistance to affected communities.

The same activity aims to recognize individuals, groups or institutions that have shown extraordinary courage, heroism, self-sacrifice, bravery in times of natural and human-made emergencies and disasters.

CDRRMO head Dr. Elmeir Apolinario said the validation of the pertinent documents, equipment and facilities as submitted by his office was conducted by the 12-man team from the Regional Selection Committee composed of the Office of Civil Defense, Department of Science and Technology, PhiVOLCS, PAG-ASA, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) last April 15-16. — Sheila Covarrubias