The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), along with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO), has kicked off a 2-day training program on emergency and disaster management for barangay officials in Camalig, Albay.
Mayor Carlos “Caloy” Irwin G. Baldo Jr. reiterated that barangay leaders play a vital role in DRMM since they are the primary responders in the community and are expected to take pro-active measures for disaster and emergency preparedness, mitigation, and rehabilitation.
The training on Camp Coordination and Camp Management cum Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) and Gender Based Violence in Emergencies (GBiE) for BDRRMC-CCCM Members/ Task Units primarily aims to equip the barangay officials with knowledge and strategies for protecting the community, its environment, and local properties during a hazardous event.
MDRRMO Chief Rommel Negrete Jr., PhD, JD, D. Hum, urged to develop trust and networks between the government and the brgy. officials to overcome the limitations that hinder the mobilization of resources, and further facilitate prompt disaster and emergency responses.
Moreover, due to the possible threat of El Niño, Negrete mandated the brgy. leaders to organize a task force intended to ramp up mitigation efforts that alleviate the effects of extreme heat to the community and its resources, by developing a comprehensive disaster management plan anchored with results-driven interventions.
Meanwhile, MSWDO Head Edlyn Noble, RSW, highlighted the continuous effort of the local government in responding to violence, abuse, and neglect of children and women at times of emergencies caused by natural and man-made hazards by taking into account the phases of humanitarian actions.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO