OCD Caraga trains Surigao provinces in contingency planning

  • August 10, 2017

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 10 – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga Region once again conducted a four-day Contingency Plan Training for the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur on August 1-4, 2017 at Almont Inland Resort, this city. This capacity development initiative is one of the priority targets of OCD based on its Annual Plans and Budget (APB) 2017.

The four-day training activity trained the participants on the whole concept of contingency planning. The province of Surigao del Norte formulated a Contingency Plan for Earthquake while the Province of Surigao del Sur formulated a Contingency Plan for Typhoon. Both provinces integrated the Cluster Approach and Incident Command System (ICS) in their respective plans. A table-top simulation exercise also took place during the training.

OCD Caraga's pool of facilitators/trainers led by Lorene Catedral with Amado Posas, April Rose Anne Sanchez, Aizy Lyn Paglinawan and Dave Madayag used the new CP guidebook as per Joint National DRRM Council and National Security Council (NSC) Memorandum Circular No. 1 series of 2016 dated August 30, 2015 entitled Guidelines on the Formulation of Contingency Plans for Natural and Human-Induced Hazards and Adoption of the Contingency Planning Guidebook.

It can be remembered that OCD Caraga conducted the same training for the Municipalities of Cortes and San Miguel, Surigao del Sur and La Paz, Agusan del Sur on June 6-9, 2017 and Bayabas and Lianga, Surigao del Sur and San Isidro, Surigao del Norte on June 13-16, 2017. (April Rose Anne Sanchez, OCD-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


Other News

Palace closely monitoring situation on avian flu
  • August 20, 2017
MANILA, Aug. 20 -- Malacañan on Saturday, August 19, reassured the public that it is keeping a close watch on the developments in Nueva Ecija following reports of poultry deaths, urging the people to refrain from spreading fake news which may cause distress and panic. “We are closely monitoring the situation in Nueva Ecija following the confirmation of poultry deaths in the province yesterday by the Department of Agriculture (DA). We ask our people to remain calm yet vigilant and to refrain from spreading unverified information that may cause undue alarm and panic,” Presidential Spoke...Read more
DPWH resumes road repair in Metro Manila this weekend
  • August 20, 2017
MANILA, Aug. 20 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways – National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) will take advantage of the long weekend to continue its road reblocking activities in 10 major thoroughfares in Metro Manila which began 11PM of Friday, 18 August 2017.   DPWH-NCR Director Melvin B. Navarro reported that road works will include major areas in Quezon City including second lane, northbound direction  of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue before North Avenue; second lane, southbound direction of A. Bonifacio Street between Del Monte Street after Binhagan Street; truck lane,...Read more
Mayor Beng reiterates: Avoid looking for jobs in risky areas
  • August 20, 2017
By Felipo David G. Malcampo ZAMBOANGA CITY, August 16 (PIA) – City Mayor Beng Climaco reiterated her warning to jobseekers to avoid looking for jobs in risky areas since there is plenty of employment opportunities in the city. “Please refrain from looking for work in risky areas because we have a lot of job opportunities in Zamboanga,” Mayor Climaco said during a press briefing Monday (August 14). Last month, four Zamboangueño laborers namely Jayson Vailoces, Joel Adanza, Felimon Guerrero, Jr. and Edmundo Ramos were abducted while doing construction and painting jobs in Sulu. L...Read more
DAR marks CARPER’s 8th Anniversary
  • August 20, 2017
By Alfonso T. Ruda   DIPOLOG CITY, August 16 (PIA)--- The Department of Agrarian of Agrarian Reform held a press conference with the local media in line with the department’s 8th CARPER Anniversary celebration.   According to DAR-Zamboanga del Norte PARPO II Mohammad Dassan Adju, the press conference was called to update the local media on the projects implemented by DAR in the province and to thank the media for their continuous support to its information dissemination campaign.   Adju said that apart from its regular project, presently DAR is implementing two (2) forei...Read more