Calamba City, Laguna– The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office/ Office of Civil Defense IV-A, in partnership with the Rizal Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) would be having its Rizal Provincial Summit on DRRM-CCA. Second Provincial Summit in the CALABARZON region, the program would be conducted on 06-07 February, 2014 at the Ynares Hall 3rd Floor, New Capitol Building, Antipolo City.

The Provincial Summit which aims to ensure a comprehensive and standard understanding of DRRM roles and responsibilities of the local chief executives (LCEs), would cater to the City and Municipal Mayors as well as the Sangguniang Panlalawigan/ Panlungsod/ Bayan members, City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers, C/M Planning and Development Coordinators, and Budget Officers. The C/MLGOO, C/MSWDO, and C/MENRO are also invited to the said event.

Included in the program of discussion were the presentations on disaster risk reduction, global warming and climate change, and mainstreaming of DRRM-CCA into the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). Moreover, the Summit will also highlight the sharing of best practices on response and preparedness and camp management. It would also serve as a venue for launching the Disaster Information for Nationwide Awareness Project or Project Dina.

Regional Director Vicente F. Tomazar emphasized the need for thorough and uniform understanding of LCEs on their roles and responsibilities when it comes to DRRM. Such understanding would help ensure the resilience and preparedness of the community in times of disaster. Hence, the event would pave the ground for laying the said initiative. Moreover, RD Tomazar made it a point to focus on strengthening family preparedness by raising the culture of safety and awareness in the CALABARZON region.

The Provincial Summit would be conducted as an offshoot of the Regional Summit on DRRM-CCA. Apart from RD Tomazar, Director Josefina Castilla-Go (DILG IV-A), Director Alexander Madrigal (DOST IV-A), Director Agnes Espinas (NEDA IV-A), Director Leticia Diokno (DSWD IV-A), Regional Executive Director Reynulfo Juan (DENR IV-A), and Governor Rebecca “Nini” Alcantara- Ynares would also grace the said event.