Benguet strengthens disaster preparedness program


TUBA, Benguet: The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) here has intensified its program on disaster preparedness in line with this year’s theme of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran”. Environment specialist Clarita W. Lardizabal said this year’s celebration is focused on upholding disaster preparedness and awareness among stakeholders with the mission of establishing safe and resilient communities against disasters which is one of the factors toward achieving progress and development. Among the activities conducted by MDRRMC were Emergency Responders Course training to barangay volunteers from July 7-11 in Nangalisan and meeting with school heads on the conduct of earthquake drills in partnership with the Bureau of Fire Protection on July 18.


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