DILG highlights disaster preparedness in Tapatan Roadshow
Jesse Robredo hands over a replica of the P1M PCF check to Mayor
Susan Parilla of Naval, Biliran.
By MYLES JOSEPH E. COLASITO
June 11, 2012
TACLOBAN CITY – Secretary Jesse M. Robredo of the Department of the
Interior and Local Government (DILG) led in the regional launching of
the Seal of Disaster Preparedness during the Tapatan roadshow on
Disaster Preparedness on Monday, June 11, 2012 held at DPWH Mutli-Purpose
Hall, Government Center, Palo Leyte.
During his speech introducing the Seal of Disaster Preparedness and
interfacing with local chief executives and their respective LGU DRRM
officers; member agencies of the Regional DRRM Council; media; and
civil society groups underscored the need for local governments to be
both “mahusay at matapat”.
He expressed hope that the system of instilling good governance by
providing incentives for performance while providing guidance on
standards would be felt by the community.
Aside from leading in the signing of the pledge of commitment to
Disaster Preparedness during the Tapatan roadshow, Secretary Robredo
also distributed checks to seven (7) municipalities who were awarded
in the 2nd round of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) last 2011.
He also signed a Memorandum of Agreement with 20 LGUs who are
recipients of the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig (SALINTUBIG) 2012 program.
Likewise he signed a Usufruct contract with the provincial government
of Leyte led by Governor Carlos Jericho L. Petilla on the use of the
lot where the regional office and Leyte provincial offices are
Earlier, Secretary Robredo awarded medals of merit to several
deserving police officers during the Flag Raising Ceremonies at the
Police Regional Office-8 in Palo, Leyte. A press conference was
likewise held by Secretary Robredo at the PNP regional office.
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. 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 and issues regarding disaster preparedness.