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CSF-DRRMC Lands As Finalists In National Gawad KALASAG [ Tuesday, 8th of January 2019 | 5 months ago ]


The City Government of San Fernando’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) have been finalist as Best DRRMC under the Independent/Component category conferred by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) during the 20th Gawad KALASAG National Awards Search for Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) and Humanitarian Assistance on December 4, 2018 at the AFP, Theater, De Jesus Avenue, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. 


Mayor Edwin ‘EdSa’ Santiago together with City Administrator Engr. Fernando Limbitco and CDRRM Officer Raymond Del Rosario led the acceptance of the plaque of recognition.

It can be recalled that the CSF-CDRRMC had bagged the first place for Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRM) under the Component City category in the recent 20th Gawad KALASAG Regional Awards held last July 26, 2018, at Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino, Clark Freeport Zone.

As stated by the OCD and NDRRMC, the CSF-CDRRMC have been finalist because of its ‘excellent humanitarian efforts and commitment in continuously training and enhancement of its DRRM members, has relevant equipment and facilities, and for putting the safety and protection of its constituents’.

For his part, Santiago expressed his gratitude to the NDRRMC and OCD for recognizing the city’s actions in providing better service to the Fernandinos.

He furthered that this recognition will serve as an inspiration for the city government and they will remain steadfast in developing innovative ways and strategies in ‘building a safer and disaster resilient community’.

“Mas paiigtingin natin ang paglikha ng mga programa patungkol sa kaligtasan ng lahat at hindi tayo titigil sa pagbibigay ng mga trainings hindi lamang sa mga rescuers natin, maging sa mga ordinaryong mamamayan upang ang Syudad San Fernando ay palaging handa at alerto sa anumang sakuna,” he said in an interview.

Meanwhile, the winner for the Best DRRMC under the Independent/Component category is the City of Santiago, followed by the two finalists, the City of San Fernando and Batangas City.

While the Province of Pampanga bagged the Best Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Humanitarian Assistance Award. 

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