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Provincial Emergency Operations Center starts today

THE Provincial Emergency Operations Center is already operational starting Tuesday, September 29, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II said.

"In case of emergency, just dial 911 and we will respond to you immediately anywhere you are in the province," Diaz said.

He said the local government units and congressional districts in the province will also set up their respective Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and that the Third District was the first to have set up the said EOC.

"It will be uniform all over the province in terms of organizational structure, function and implementation," Diaz said.

The setting up of the EOC was among the important agenda taken up in Monday's (September 28) virtual meeting of Negros mayors with Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and General Mel Feliciano, IATF Deputy implementer.

Feliciano personally joined Lacson at the Capitol's Social Hall with Negros ACE-Negros head Mayor Wantan Palanca of Victorias City.

About a hundred officials in the province attended the virtual meeting, as the mayors were joined by their respective health officers, chiefs of police, disaster and Covid-19 response heads.

The Provincial EOC is located at the Second Floor of the Panaad Stadium and will be manned by the 911 Team and EOC Team. It is open 24/7. It is equipped with computers, as it will also be online and that four other hotlines will soon be set up.

Diaz said Covid-19 and Non-Covid emergencies will be catered at the EOC hotlines.


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