Jul 29, 2019

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Pampanga wins best PDRRMC in Gawad Kalasag for 6th time

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Provincial Government of Pampanga bagged the Best Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction and Management Council in the recent Regional 21st Gawad Kalasag Awarding.

The province has won the award for six consecutive years now.

Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda commended the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region III, led by Marlou Salazar, for their intensive efforts to search and promote exemplary prartices in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) and Humanitarian Assistance.

According to Angelina ‘Angie’ Blanco, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, the Gawad Kalasag truly brings the best in every implementing body on matters of DRRM.

“Working in the field of Disaster Management inculcated [in us] the true spirit of service and compassion for [our] fellowmen,” she furthered.

She thanked the OCD for the recognition, and then said that it was not about the award, but to be able to provide service and protection for Kapampangans.

The PDRRM Chief also mentioned the persistent support of Gov. Pineda, Vice Gov. Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda, Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in terms of guaranteeing the preparedness and safety of constituents, which is the primary concern of the administration.

Moreover, Sindalan National Child Development Center, Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital, Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Hospital, San Fernando Rescue and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council also received their respective awards.

-Leah Isidro De Fiesta

Gov. Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda, PDRRMO Chief Angie Blanco and Capitol Department heads receive the award of Best PDRRMC in the region from OCD Asec. Casiano Monilla and RD III Marlou Salazar. PHOTO BY JUN JASO