DILG sets disaster preparedness training

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Sunday, August 17, 2014


THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is conducting a three-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on Geographic Information System (GIS) for Disaster Preparedness and Response (DPR).

DILG Regional Director Paisal Abutazil said the ToT, which will be held from August 18-20 in Pagadian City, is aimed to address the demands of time in addressing risk reduction and management concerns.

Abutazil said that at least 50 personnel, whose assignments are related to GIS and DPR, are among those who will attend the training.

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They comprise of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers, Planning and Development Coordinators, Local Government Operations Officers, Information Technology Planning and Development Officers and Engineers from all over the region.

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Regional Focal Person Teresita Catalbas said the selection of participants for the ToT was based on the areas identified as most vulnerable to disasters.

Catalbas said the areas identified as most vulnerable to disaster include Dipolog City, Dapitan City, Siocon and Labason, Zamboanga del Norte; Bayog, Margosatubig, Molave and Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur; and, Diplahan and Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay.

She said Zamboanga City is also included.

Earlier, the DILG, through its Local Government Operations Office, assisted the Pagadian City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in training the village officials on disaster planning.

The participants of the training were the village chiefs, councilmen designated as the disaster risk reduction and management officers, and members of the Barangay Emergency Response Team of Pagadian City’s 54 villages.

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