Legazpi City vies for 2009 NDCC Gawad Kalasag award
Legazpi City (24 June) -- The City Disaster Coordinating Council (CDCC) here has qualified among the top three nominees for the 2009 Gawad Kalasag Best CDCC category, sponsored by the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC).
Mayor Noel Rosal said that he was informed last June 15 through a letter by Office of the Civil Defense Regional Director Bernardo R. Alejandro on the inclusion of Legazpi City to the top three CDCCs vying for the Gawad Kalasag awards program.
He said that a validating team from the NDCC arrived last Friday assessing the programs, projects and activities related to disaster risk reduction and mitigation, preparedness and response of the city government.
Rosal said that the disaster councils of Makati City and Olongapo City are the two other competing CDCCs for the top spot.
He said being nominated to the top three contenders is already a great honor for the city government and winning the top place in the Gawad Kalasag-Best CDCC is now our main goal. (EA deLeon, PIA V) [top]