The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) kicks-off the National Disaster Resilience Month 2018 with a mass and motorcade. This year’s theme, “Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay Makakamtan kapag Sapat ang Kaalaman sa Kahandaan,” is anchored on empowering people through proper information dissemination. (PIA/Misamis Occidental)
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental -- Lights and sirens can be seen and heard from firetrucks, ambulances and disaster response vehicles which flocked and paraded along the streets in Ozamiz City early morning, the first day of July.
That was the kick-off activity of the Ozamiz City Government through its City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) with the 2018 National Disaster Resiliency Month celebration.
The activity aims to raise public awareness in disaster preparedness and resiliency as the City is one with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in observing the National Disaster Resiliency Month celebration with the theme, “Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay Makakatamtan Kapag Sapat and Kaalaman sa Kahandaan.”
In his message during the short program held at City Hall Ground, CDRRMC head Rico Guangco encouraged everyone to participate in the series of activities line up for the celebration.
“I reminded everyone to do their job well in disaster preparedness and operations especially in observing protocols,” Guangco added.
In his message, during the National Disaster Resiliency, Ozamiz City Counselor, Atty. Nestor Montemor said it is essential that we are ready all the time as lives are very important to us.”
The month of July is declared as the National Disaster Consciousness Month by virtue of Executive Order 137 signed by former Philippine President Joseph Estrada in 1999, later, the celebration became a National Disaster Resilience Month. (Shaine Mae R. Nagtalon/PIA-Misamis Occidental)
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