LGU, DILG train barangay officials on disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation

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Barangay officials of all the twenty barangays of the City of Tacurong attended the two-Day Roll Out Training on Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction & Management and Climate Change Adaptation conducted by the city government and the Department of Interior and Local Government for the city on June 14 and 15 at Tacurong Pilot gym.

Said barangay officials were among the 132 participants to the training that included school principals of the City Schools Division. School administrators were involved in the training considering that schools are used as evacuation centers in times of calamities.
Tacurong Search and Rescue Team, PNP and the Bureau of Fire personnel, served as trainers for the two-day activity. DILG XII First District Officer Engr. Samuel Camaganacan was present to oversee the conduct of the activity.
Before the training proper, City Social Welfare and Development Officer and CDRRMC Focal Person Eufemia Robles presented to the participants the Mindanao Declaration on Disaster Reduction Priorities. City Local Government Operations Officer Alberto Sero, Jr. also explained the rationale as to the integration of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management to Climate Change Adaptation.
On the course of the training, participants were taught with basic rope course, inputs on early warning system, evacuation center management, first aid/life-saving techniques, and simulation on emergency response among others.
Tacurong City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) was the first to conduct said training in the province of Sultan Kudarat as confirmed by DILG Provincial Director Abdulgani Tekoken who was also present during the activity.

“I admire the leadership of Mayor Lina Montilla because just a month after DILG XII’s conduct of the orientation on mainstreaming disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation for LGUs, Tacurong was quick to respond to the call of the regional office to conduct roll out trainings to all barangays”, Director Tetoken said.

Meanwhile, Mayor Montilla said that the training was just what the barangays need right now since the CDRRMC had already conducted a seminar on how to use their allotted budgets for calamities last year.

“We, in the city of Tacurong, should always welcome all the help that we need because disaster preparedness is everybody’s responsibility” Mayor Montilla said. (LGU-Tacurong Information; Allan Freno)

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