CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Geared towards attaining disaster resiliency, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) held a kick-off ceremony for the 2022 National Disaster Resilience Month at the Capitol Grounds on July 4.
Angelina Blanco, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, said Pampanga is fortunate for being relatively more capacitated and prepared than other LGUs when it comes to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
“Let us take this more of a challenge than a privilege. Ituloy taya pu ing pamisaupan tamu keni king kekatamung probinsya king pamanimuna ng Gov. Dennis “Delta” Pineda at Vice Gov. Nanay Baby Pineda and the PDRRM Council para mas lalu taya pang atad level ning Disaster Resilience ning Probinsya,” she said.
During the ceremony, each of the five (5) Capitol employees who correctly answered trivia questions, received a Go Bag — an emergency-preparedness bag in which they could store essential items in advance in case of evacuation due to natural disasters.
“Napakahalaga ng Go Bag, because everyone should always be prepared to evacuate, especially kung dumating ang ‘the big one,’” Blanco said.
Each Go Bag contains a hygiene kit, face shields, flashlight, whistle, facemasks, bottled water, canned goods, and rice.
Blanco also announced the calendar of activities for the month-long celebration, which include the DRRM Summit for the Youth on July 4; the Mobile Photography and Video-Making Contest, July 4 to 11; the DRR-CCA Film-Viewing for Provincial Hospital and Capitol Employees, July 19 to 21; the Distribution of IEC Booklets for Persons with Disability, 3rd week of July; the NDRM Festival: DRR-CCA Exhibit and Dynamic Display of PDRRMO Preparedness and Rescue Capacity, July 20 to 22; and the 1st Pampanga First Aid and Basic Life Support Olympics, July 27.
NDRM 2022. The Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) holds a kick-off ceremony for the National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM) 2022 at the Capitol Grounds on Monday, July 4. (Jun Jaso)