Quirino town is CV's bet for 2017 Nat'l Gawad Kalasag

  • August 04, 2017
  • Thelma C. Bicarme

CABARROGUIS, Quirino, August 4 (PIA)- -The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) here was recently adjudged as champion in this year's Regional Gawad KALASAG Search for Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Humanitarian Assistance for first to third class towns category.


Hensel Guillermo, MDRRM officer, lauded the council’s incomparable and unsurpassed passion in saving and rescuing people in cases of emergencies which is the main key to the attainment of the award.


“Our title in the regional level has also earned us a ticket to be endorsed to the National Selection Committee for the National Contest by the Office of Civil Defense,” Guillermo said.


Guillermo thanked Gov. Junie Cua, all MDRRMCs, the town officials headed by Mayor Marlo Guillermo, Vice Mayor Cesar Agustin, all the Sangguniang Bayan members and all the volunteer rescuers of Rescue 702 for their continuous support to the Council.


The council received its award last month in Tuguegarao City along with the other awardees namely: Isabela-Best Provincial DRRM; Santiago City-Best City DRRM; Villaverde-Best Municipal DRRM for 4th to 6th class towns; Alinguigan 2nd, Ilagan City-Best Barangay DRRM committee for rural category; Rescue 922, Cauayan City-Best Government Emergency Management System (GEMs) Advance; Rescue 116, Baggao-Best GEMs Basic; Barsat East, Baggao-Best Early Learning Center (Rural) and Raniag High School, Ramon-Best School (Public Urban). (ALM/TCB/PIA 2-Quirino)

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