Pangasinan sustains disaster preparedness with new rescue vehicles

  • July 17, 2017

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, July 17 (PIA) - The Pangasinan provincial government affirmed its objective of being a highly responsive local government unit to disasters as it provided more rescue vehicles for Pangasinenses. 


Gov. Amado Espino III turned-over two multi-purpose trucks, couple of rubber boats, one Falcon 650 big boat, and other equipment for disaster response to the Pangasinan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).


“Ingatan niyong mabuti ang mga kagamitang ito para sa kaligtasan ng ating mga kababayan,” Espino said during the kick-off ceremonies of the National Disaster Resilience Month held at the PDRRMO grounds at the Narciso Ramos  Complex.


Aside from the vehicles and equipment, the new Search and Rescue Office (SARO) was inaugurated in the vicinity.


“Magpapatayo din tayo ng mga district offices ng PDRRMO sa eastern, western, at central Pangasinan to house the equipment para sa easy deployment  pagdating ng kalamidad,” Espino added. 



Col. Rhodyn Luchinvar Oro, chief of the PDDRMO, said the activities aim to show the PDRRMO’s motivation that in the face of any disaster, there is always safety and unity. 


“Looking at a disaster is like managing an orchestra. Lahat ng member agencies tulong-tulong para sabay-sabay ang pagkumpas ng PDRRMC chair para sa pagkakaisa at kaligtasan ng lahat,” Oro said. 


Other activities of PDRRMO lined-up for the NDRM include a weekly tree-planting/growing and disaster management seminar for media people. (JNPD/VHS/PIA-1, Pangasinan) 



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