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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.

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Tagaytay City to Host 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill

Calamba City, Laguna- Along with this year’s celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM), the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council/ Office of Civil Defense (RDRRMC/ OCD) IV-A would be conducting its 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on 02 July, 2014.

The earthquake drill which would be conducted at the City College of Tagaytay would serve as the regional ceremonial venue for CALABARZON. Expected guests who would serve as resource persons include the Chairperson of the RDRRMC, Director Vicente Tomazar as well as the four Vice-Chairpersons of RDRRMC: Director Josefina Castilla-Go (DILG IV-A), Director Alexander Madrigal (DOST IV-A), Director Leticia Diokno (DSWD IV-A), and OIC- Regional Director Fidel Udarbe (NEDA IV-A). In addition, regional representatives from Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and responders would serve as RDRRMC IV-A umpires for the said event.

This quarter’s National Simultaneous Earthquake drill coincides with the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month. This month-long campaign on disaster preparedness highlights the importance of disaster awareness and preparedness among the community and other stakeholders— in this case, school-age children and young adults. The drill would also serve as a venue for evaluating our educational institutions in terms of disaster preparedness and response capabilities.

This activity is in partnership with Tagaytay City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), local government unit of Tagaytay City under the leadership of Hon. Agnes D. Tolentino, DMD, and the Provincial Government of Cavite.