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Saturday, May 30, 2015

NDRRMC to hold contingency planning workshop in Zamboanga City

By Emmanuel D. Taghoy

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDDRMC) is slated to conduct a three-day contingency planning workshop here on June 9-11, as part of the city government’s readiness program against all forms of disasters and calamities.

The participants to this training include the barangay officials, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) and other key offices of the city government, Task Force Zamboanga, Philippine National Police (PNP), the Western Mindanao Command, Department of Health (DOH), schools, hospitals and other stakeholders.

“If there’s anything that will happen again, we better prepare. This way, we would be able to cope up with any emergencies,” said Dr. Elmeir Apolinario, assistant city administrator and head of CDRRMO.

Apolinario emphasized that preparedness initiatives of the city in worst case scenarios and human induced violence will be highlighted in the seminar-workshop.

NDRRMC Executive Director Undersecretary Alexander Pama, a former Navy chief, will join the workshop.

Apolinario said they are planning to invite DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman and Acting DOH Secretary Jannette Garin. (with reports from Rylle Darryll T. Estrella)