San Pedro City 'all geared up' for Nat’l Disaster Resilience Month
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San Pedro City 'all geared up' for Nat’l Disaster Resilience Month

Jul 8, 2024, 2:53 AM
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Una sa Laguna sa larangan ng paghahanda sa kalamidad.

This is the goal of the city government of San Pedro City, Laguna as it joins the annual celebration of National Disaster Resilience Month this July.

With the theme "Bantayog ng Katatagan at ang Pagbubuklod sa Layuning Kahandaan," this year's celebration of National Disaster Resilience Month aims to highlight the importance of unity and cooperation between local and national governments and the public at large in minimizing the devastating effect of calamities, natural and man-made.

This year's lineup of activities began with a kickoff parade around San Pedro City last July 1, in which the city government showcased not only its disaster response equipment but also the newest, state-of-the-art Command Center, the new headquarters of the CDRRMO, which was opened last April.

San Pedro City 'all geared up' for Nat’l Disaster Resilience Month

San Pedro City 'all geared up' for Nat’l Disaster Resilience Month

Other activities, on the other hand, aim to enhance public knowledge and participation on emergency response and disaster risk mitigation.

These include the 3rd Barangay Rescue Challenge from July 17 to 19, in which rescue teams from various barangays in the city will showcase their skills and knowledge in disaster response; the National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Day activity at the SM Center San Pedro on July 17; and the Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management-training for Trainors from July 22 to 26 at the CDRRM Command Center.

"[Our lineup of activities] emphasizes the importance of DRRM and the need to understand the disaster risk, enhancing community disaster preparedness, strengthening of camaraderie and partnership among communities and volunteer groups for effective response and rehabilitation," Nico Pavino, head of the San Pedro City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), said in a social media post.

As San Pedro City is vulnerable to various hazards due to its proximity to Laguna de Bay, its location along the West Valley Fault system, and the mountains at the western edge of the city, the city government under Mercado has made good on ensuring that the city government is ready and prepared to respond to all kinds of emergency situations.

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