Hundreds of students from eight (8) schools divisions in SOCCSKSARGEN learned the basics of disaster risk reduction management during the School-based Disaster Resilience Caravan organized by the Office of the Civil Defense – Region XII (OCD 12) and hosted by the City of Tacurong on July 11, 2019 at the Notre Dame of Tacurong College Gymnasium.

The caravan was in line with the celebration of National Disaster Resilience Month and has a theme “Kahandaan sa Sakuna at Peligro Para sa Tunay na Pagbabago”. Part of the caravan is a lecture and demo activity where Basic Concepts of First Aid were given by the Philippine Red Cross – Tacurong City Chapter; Fire Safety by the Bureau of Fire Protection; Earthquake Preparedness by PHIVOLCS General Santos City Station; and, Bomb Awareness by the Joint Task Force Talakudong.

Participating agencies, which included the Tacurong City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center, OCD 12, PHIVOLCS, the City Schools Division of Tacurong, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center, the Philippine Red Cross, JTF Talakudong, and BFP– also built exhibits at the venue where they were able to indulge students with demonstrations.

The participating schools divisions were that of Tacurong City, Koronadal City, Saranggani Province, South Cotabato Province, General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat Province, Kidapawan City, and Cotabato City. (YMR, LGUTac-Info)