Posted January 7, 2015
Written by Gloria Villas
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) opened here yesterday the Integrated Planning Training on Incident Command System.
According to OCD-DND Region VI, Chief Operations Officer Joseph Paul Nogra: “The said training is deliberated for Malay local government units and Boracay in line with their goal of ensuring climate change adaptive and disaster resilient communities and in preparation for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2015.”
The planning training was also attended by disaster risk reduction and management officers and stakeholders from the municipalities of Malay and Aklan Province.
Meanwhile, Nogra added that the provincial government of Aklan is now on its 90 percent preparation for the APEC.
Furthermore, He said: “the event aims to assist LGU participants on the formulation or updating of contingency plans conducted few months later for possible disaster risks or hazards in their respective localities and for them to practice what they have learned from their previous training on Geographic Information System (GIS) for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Vulnerability Reduction.”
OCD also coming up with such activity to provide LGUs an effective action and judicious mobilization of resources in response to specific type of disaster or emergency.
The said department emphasized the importance of continuously developing the skills of local leaders or DRRM officers in formulating plans in ensuring a climate change adaptive and disaster resilient communities in Malay especially in the island of Boracay.