“The installation of the said devices is in line with Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards). Most of the devices were installed in parts of the region mostly affected with bad weather condition,” Bartolome noted.
Under the Preparedness Committee through the leadership of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), various trainings on disaster risk reduction and management and disaster preparedness and response were conducted.
“Aside from the trainings, daily weather advisories, bulletins and DRRM related issues were disseminated to local government units,” the information officer stated.
Meanwhile, under the Response Committee through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Bartolome said that augmentation support both food and non-food items were provided to families affected by natural and human-induced disasters.
Further, Cash for Work Program for Internally Displaced Persons particularly in North Cotabato and General Santos City was implemented.
On the other hand, under the Rehabilitation and Recovery Committee headed by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) enhanced Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plans (PDPFP) of the four provinces of Region 12 were finalized.
Bartolome also said that through the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) leading the Communication Committee, different press releases involving mitigation and prevention components of DRRM were produced, disseminated as well as broadcasted.
Also, various news were communicated through short messaging system.
With these accomplishments, Bartolome noted that OCD 12 is strengthening its effort in serving the constituents of the region to address problems on disasters risk reduction and climate change adaptation. (SJDuerme-PIA12)