Tag Archives: National Disaster Consciousness Month

Dir Tomazar attends Forum on Nutrition in Emergencies and Planning Workshop

The Office of Civil Defense IV-A Regional Director and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Chairperson Director Vicente F. Tomazar attends the Forum on Nutrition in Emergencies and Planning Workshop as part of this year’s Nutrition Month Celebration with the theme “Kalamidad Paghandaan, Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan” conducted by National Nutrition Council – CALABARZON at the Makati Palace Hotel, 5011 P. Burgos corner, Caceres St., Makati City, July 14, 2014.

Ms. Carina Z. Santiago, Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator of NNC – CALABARZON said that the forum aims to equip health and nutrition workers in the region with knowledge and skills to coordinate, mobilize, and assist local personnel in planning for occurence of unwanted calamities and disasaters in the region, particularly on nutrition and emergencies. This wil ensure that the nutritional status of affected populations, especially the vulnerable group e.g. infants, young children, elderly, pregnant and lactating women, will not worsen through resource mobilization and comprehensive nutrition management of local nutrition clusters as guided by timely, accurate, and reliable plan for nutrition in emergencies.

Diretor Tomazar discussed the topic on CALABARZON Hazardscape, Faces of Disaster, Legal Basis: RA 10121, DRRM Efforts (Thematic Areas). He also emphasized the RDRRMC – IV-A battlecry which is “Sariling Kaligtasan Pangalagaan Paghandaan”as key approach wherein through increased knowledge, capability, competency, and its gradual improvement has produced remarkable outcomes.

The said forum/workshop was participated by Nutrition Action Officers at the provincial, city, and municipal levels, and members of the regional media group organized by the NNC.

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OCD IV-A observes Batangas City DRRMC Tsunami Drill

The Office of Civil Defense and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council IV-A headed by Regional Director Vicente F. Tomazar observed a pilot community Tsunami Drill spearheaded by the Batangas City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council held at Brgy. Mabacong, Batangas City, July 13.

The said drill was participated by more or less 800 citizens of Brgy. Mabacong, one of the coastal barangays of Batangas City headed by Chairwoman Ana Antido and nearby coastal barangays; Brgy. Isla Verde and Brgy. Pagkilatan.

The drill focused on how fast the community evacuates to higher ground and to test the barangay’s Tsunami Early Warning Systems as part of its disaster risk reduction and management plan.

The excercise was observed by different governmental agencies namely; Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Batangas Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Batangas City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Philippine Red Cross and OCD RDRRMC IV-A.

A dialogue and evaluation took place between the locals and the evaluators after the evacuation drill made by the evaluators for improvement and to suggest steps to fortify the preparedness of the barangay for tsunamis and storm surges.

Dir Tomazar Visits DRRM Training

The Office of Civil Defense IV-A Regional Director and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Chairperson Director Vicente F. Tomazar visits the Training of Trainers (TOT) on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM), at the Lucena City Disaster Operation Center, Pacific mall Compound, Lucena City, July 7.

The said training is a 4-day conference that is attended by rescue volunteers all over Lucena City. The training also focuses on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, vulnerability and risk assessment capability and capacity assessment, hazard mapping, basic first aid, rope rescue, water safety and responder survival and preparedness.

Diretor Tomazar shared an inspirational talk to the volunteer rescuers and imposed the importance of their help to the community and the country. He also imparted the significance of the volunteers in times of disasters.

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection assisted the participants in the said training.

Dir Tomazar Attends Radyo ng Bayan Interview

The Office of Civil Defense IV-A Regional Director and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Chairperson Director Vicente F. Tomazar attends a radio interview for Radyo ng Bayan Lucena in line with the National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme, “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran”, Governor’s Mansion Compound, Lucena Cit, July 7.

Connection Unlimited is the name of the program anchored by radio announcers Maria Conchita Formaran and Fe Gutierrez, being aired weekdays between from 11 in the morning till 12 midday.

Director Tomazar discussed safety measures that everyone can embody and commemorated the tragedy that happened ten years ago in the landslide that happened in the province of Quezon.

Director Tomazar also imposed the importance of the readiness of a family in times of disasters. He also imparted the role of the government in the programs rendered in line with disaster preparedness and mitigation.

Director Tomazar shortly recorded an friendly announcement for the listeners of the radio station after the interview.

OCD RDRRMC IV-A Join NDCM Kick-Off in Quezon

The Office of Civil Defense IV-A and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council IV-A join the Kick-Off Ceremony of the Quezon Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council for the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) with the theme “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran”, held at the Quezon Provincial Capitol, Lucena City, July 7.

The program started with a motorcade from the capitol building going around the main roads of Lucena City.

The kick-off ceremony also coincides with the Monday Flag raising Ceremony of the provincial capitol consisted of different governmental offices of Quezon Province.

In observance with the event, a 30-second sounding of sirens was held followed by a 30-second silent prayer for the victims of past disasters and to commemorate the victims of typhoon especially the tenth year mark of the Real, Infanta, Gen. Nakar, Quezon landslide. Shortly after, balloons were set to fly that embodies disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and rehabilitation and recovery.

A demonstration of basic vehicular extrication for a motorcycle accident were showcased by the Quezon Emergency Response team.

OCD IV-A and RDRRMC IV-A Chairperson Directror Vicente F. Tomazar was introduced as the keynote speaker. Dir. Tomazar shared the importance of embodying the culture of safety. He also emphasized that the safety of an individual lies on the individual itself. He said, “tayo, bilang tagapaglingkod sa publiko ay hindi makakatakas sa ating tungkulin na magbigay lingkod, proteksyon at iba pang serbisyong nakaatas sa ating balikat. Ngunit dapat din nating isapuso ang ating tungkulin sa ating pansariling kaligtasan”.

A Smart Infoboard from Smart Telecomunications was also turned-over as part of the province’s information dissemination campaign for disaster preparedness.

Provincial Administrator Rommel Edano also shared an inspirational message and focused on the province’s preparedness in line with disasters that may occur in the provinces. Shortly after, an awarding of certificates of recognition were given to the rescue volunteers of Atimonan, Quezon for their quick response during the Atimonan vehicular pile up that happened last year.