DILG highlights disaster preparedness in Tapatan forum
June 9, 2012
TACLOBAN CITY – In order to highlight the need for local government
units and all stakeholders to be prepared for any disaster, the
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 8 will
conduct its own edition of the Tapatan roadshow on Disaster
Preparedness on Monday, June 11, 2012.
According to DILG-8 RD Pedro A. Noval Jr. the activity at 9:00 AM - 12
noon at DPWH Multi Purpose Hall, in Palo, Leyte to be headed by DILG
Secretary Jesse M. Robredo will see the regional launching of the Seal
of Disaster Preparedness. The series of regional forums aims to
harness commitment of LGUs to formulate and implement DRRM Plans;
ensure establishment of DRRMOs and to clarify the roles of everyone
regarding disaster preparedness.
A PressCon will be held at the PNP Regional Office-8 Conference Room
from 9:00-10:00 AM, right after the Flag-Raising Ceremonies at the
Thereafter, Sec. Robredo will proceed to the DPWH Multi-Purpose Hall,
Government Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte for his speaking engagement
and interfacing with local officials and other stakeholders in the
Tapatan on Disaster Preparedness.
The regional forum, with the tagline, "Magtapatan tayo: handa na ba
kayo?" is a nationwide initiative of the department acting as Vice
Chair of the National DRRM Council for Disaster Preparedness. It aims
to harness commitment of LGUs and stakeholders for concrete actions to
prepare against disasters. It likewise seeks to clarify roles and
issues regarding disaster preparedness.
Aside from Local Chief Executives, also invited to the gathering are
the respective LGU DRRM officers; member agencies of the Regional DRRM
Council; media; as well as civil society organizations and private
organizations with advocacies on DRRM.
Highlights include: an Interfacing with Secretary Robredo;
distribution of checks to seven (7) municipalities who were awarded in
the 2nd round of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) last 2011; a
signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with 20 LGUs who are recipients
of the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig (SALINTUBIG) program; signing of the
USUFRUCT contract with the provincial government of Leyte on the use
of the lot where the regional office and Leyte provincial offices are
located; and signing of the pledge of commitment to Disaster
Preparedness of all participants.