Saturday August 18, 2018

Guv convenes disaster summit with barangay officials

PAMPANGA. Floridablanca Mayor Darwin Manalansan and Vice-Mayor Mike Galang receive the two checks worth P 1.1 million and P420,000 from the DSWD-Central Luzon as budgetary requirements for the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Risk Reduction Program for Community Based Skills Training under the sustainable livelihood program of the local government unit. Joining them during the turnover were councillors and barangay chairmen. (Chris Navarro)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda and Vice Governor Dennis Pineda on Thursday, August 9, met with some 4,040 barangay councilors and village chiefs at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here for the multi-hazard disaster summit.

Organized by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), the summit aimed to update barangay units on their role in disaster preparedness, response, and mitigation.

During the assembly, PDRRMC head Angelina Blanco also stressed on the roles and functions of the barangay leaders on peace and order, disaster management, and information dissemination.

The event was also a venue to discuss Pampanga's disaster response and mitigation plans as well as to address issues in multi-hazard response. This is particularly relevant to Pampanga as it deals with calamities like floods, storm surges, landslides and earthquakes.

“This summit aims to help our barangay and municipal leaders to better understand multi-hazard concerns and issues,” Pineda said.

The governor also encouraged local leaders to identify all their residents to determine how many children, senior citizens, and bed-ridden need priority during rescue operations in case a calamity occurs.