THE Tarlac Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) recently celebrated the National Disaster Resilience Month through a disaster preparedness exhibit at SM City Tarlac.
The PDRMMC's exhibit inside the shopping mall included the display of assets and capabilities of local government units (LGU) around the province.
The LGUs were asked to incorporate and integrate indigenous materials in their display, as well as to showcase their respective town’s or city’s local products, tourism destinations, cultural identity, and traditions.
Meanwhile, a series of events and scenarios were conducted for responders to gain essential knowledge necessary during emergencies and calamities on July 29 to 31 at the JVY Sports and Recreational Complex in San Jose town.
The celebration for the National Disaster Resilience Month was a partnership of PDRRMC with the Tarlac Mountaineering Club (TMC), Ecumenical Christian College-Emergency Medical Services (ECC-EMS) and Philippine Red Cross-Tarlac Chapter, and in cooperation with SM City Tarlac.
PDRRMC also held its 1st Kalasag Response and Rescue Challenge 2019 for LGUs, uniformed personnel, and civic society organizations in the province. The challenge aims to empower emergency response and disaster assistance groups and to heighten their capacity to respond and to help them adapt to changes and innovations in disaster preparedness.