Posted July 2, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida
All activities are set for the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) which was started on Tuesday, July 1.
Office of Municipal Local Government Operations Chief Officer Mark Delos Reyes said Wednesday in his text message, “They have lined up several activities in union with the celebration of National Earthquake Day as well.”
Indeed, he added that Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC) may set a convention about it.
He said there will be an earthquake drills in schools especially that they also have directives from the Department of Education (DepEd) and if possible they will also ask for assistance from MDRRMC.
Meanwhile, the NDCM observance this year is anchored on the theme “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran.”
Prior to the kick-off activity, the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is in unison with this month-long celebration to enjoin public and raise awareness on disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and adaptation to reduce disaster risk.
Translated by Gloria Villas