The Negros Occidental provincial government streamlined activities in line with the closing ceremonies of the National Disaster Resilience Month themed, “Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay Makakamtan Kapag Sapat ang Kaalaman sa Kahandaan.”
One of the highlights of the culmination program was the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing of the provincial government and Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) to forge partnership in boosting disaster risk reduction management through research collaboration and community extension services.
The project was dubbed as the Negros First Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Training Workshop on Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing of the Environment.
Another highlight was the graduation rites of 32 capitol employees who completed the First Aid Training spearheaded by the Provincial Health Office (PHO)-Health Emergency and Disaster Operations Center, Provincial Disaster Management Program Division (PDMPD), and Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO).
It can be noted that these employees participated in the Rescue Olympics last July 23 to encourage them to engage in disaster response.
The winning group received P10,000 and medals.
Meanwhile, the second and third placers garnered P8,000.00 and P6,000.00, respectively.
Four automated external defibrillators (AED) were turned over to the provincial government courtesy of the Amity Public Safety Academy (APSA).
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Dr. Jessica Fama, local disaster risk reduction and management officers of the various cities and municipalities, members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), government agencies, and non-government organizations were present to mark the culmination activity of the National Disaster Resilience Month. (PIA-6 – Negros Occidental)