Saturday August 18, 2018

Oro’s DRRMC nominated for Gawad Kalasag

AFTER bagging the Best Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) in the regional level, the Cagayan de Oro City's DRRMC is yet again nominated this time, for the Gawad Kalasag National Award.

Allan Porcadilla, CRDDMD officer-in-charge said the nomination was made after its office won the Best DRRMC for five consecutive years now.

He said the competition is going to be tough considering that their rivals are big cities that are also best in their respective regions.

Porcadilla admitted that the CDRRMD has still a long way to go in terms of equipment.

"But we are striving to be better every day, so far our teams are equipped with knowledge and can respond to emergencies really well," he said.

Cagayan de Oro's disaster risk reduction and management council (DRRMC) was named as the Best DRRMC in the highly urbanized city category. Oro Rescue was also hailed as the Best Government Emergency Management or GEM.

Gawad Kalasag an annual award recognizing groups who rendered outstanding contribution in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance.

It also aims to appreciate individuals, groups or institutions which have shown extraordinary courage, heroism and sacrifice in times of emergencies, be it natural or human-induced.