GOVERNOR Dennis "Delta" Pineda assured that Pampanga is all set for the rainy season.

This was gleaned from the second quarterly meeting of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) held at the Kingsborough International Convention Center on Wednesday, June 22.

The said meeting—which was presided over by Pineda, who is also the chairperson of the council—highlighted the preparations made by the PDRRMC for the rainy season, as well as the National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM) this coming July.

Angelina Blanco, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, said that even before the rainy season began on May 18, the council has never stopped conducting trainings and response actions to prepare for any disaster that might strike the province.

“We have already taken all the preparatory actions, but since disasters are inevitable and often occur without any early warnings, we have capacitated our LDRRMOs, barangays, and communities to become more pro-active,” said Blanco, as she expressed confidence that Pampanga is well-equipped for the rainy season.

She said that the provincial government, through the directive of Pineda, has already prepared the evacuation centers in the municipalities of Magalang, Lubao, Mexico, Porac, and Floridablanca.

“In terms of vehicles, we have five buses, military trucks, and enough boats for coastal barangays that we can use for pre-emptive evacuation,” Blanco said. “We have a stockpile of goods in our warehouse for at least forty to fifty thousand families,” she furthered.

During the meeting, some members of the council also proposed their programs, projects, and activities (PPAs) for the year 2023.

The activities for the month-long celebration of the NDRM 2022 were also presented. (PR/Pampanga Provincial Information Office)