Iloilo City gets P200,000 for disaster preparedness

MAYOR Jerry Treñas received the P200,000 check from Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-Western Visayas Director Jose Roberto Nuñez during the signing of memorandum of agreement and turnover of cash incentive at Iloilo City Hall February 19.

Iloilo City won as one of the Top 3 finalists in the Best Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in the Highly Urbanized City Category during the 21st Gawad Kalasag in 2019.

Kalasag, which stands for KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan, is a Filipino term for shield, used by early Filipinos as a means of protection from attacks of enemies or harmful animals.

It was established as the country's premier recognition scheme to various stakeholders that design and implement DRRM programs that protect and shield high risk communities against hazards and render them more capable of addressing their vulnerabilities and coping from disasters. (PR)


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