CDRRMC bares 2022 first semester accomplishments

CDRRMC bares 2022 first semester accomplishments

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) chaired by Mayor Benjamin Magalong has completed this March the installation of 60 units WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) facilities under the Kabit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDS) in local schools, barangays, district health centers and government offices amounting to P2 million from the Congressional fund.

The CDRRMC’s accomplishments for the first semester (January to June) 2022 was reported by Local DRRM Officer 2 Stephanie Trinidad during the CDRRMC 3rd quarter meeting, July 14, organized by the CDRRM Office under Antonette Anaban, CDRRMC chief secretariat.

Engr. Felipe Puzon, City Mayor’s Office chief of staff and CDRRMC action officer, represented the Mayor during the meeting.

Other CDRRMC accomplishments for the period include the special dispatch project on disaster prevention; quarterly meetings on February 18 and May 13; conduct of Basic Incident Command System (BICS) for city government employees with the first batch of 20 participants held on April 20 to 22 and second batch June 6 to 8 with 26 participants.    

Cascading of Localizing GAWAD Kalasag was held in three batches on April 1, 4 and 5 joined by representatives of the city’s 128 barangays and conducted by the CDRRMO and Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera (OCD-CAR).

Testing and updating of the city government’s public safety continuity plans (PSCPs) with a tabletop exercise conducted on April 25 to 29 participated by 18 departments and facilitated by the CDRRMO, OCD-CAR and Department of the Interior and Local Government-Baguio field office.

Regional validation of Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) was conducted on April 18 for SGLG  2022 and ongoing monitoring in preparation for 2023.Trinidad said that family and community disaster preparedness trainings were held in May with 10 batches led by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and 240 families as beneficiaries while trainings on camp coordination and management were conducted by the CSWDO in June (10 batches) with 60 barangays as beneficiaries. – Gaby B. Keith