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PIA Press Release
2009/10/15

Capiz to assess disaster management, preparedness

by Jemin B. Guillermo

Roxas City (15 October) -- The provincial government of Capiz is set to review its disaster management and preparedness.

Provincial Administrator Zoe Herrera will convene tomorrow the members of the Capiz Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) led by Gov. Victor Tanco to assess the province's disaster preparedness as well as inventory of manpower and equipments.

The move is part of the call of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for all local government units and national government agencies to strengthen its respective disaster preparedness and management.

Herrera said that it is high time for all disaster response teams from the national down to the barangay level to assess their capabilities as well as their inadequacies before any disaster so that there would still be time to fill up the gaps.

He added that flooding has become a perennial problem of Capiz that puts danger into the lives and properties of Capiceņos.

Herrera said that immediate move should be done at all levels to prepare or even do away with similar tragedy that recently happened in most parts of Luzon due to typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng.

He also stressed that public consciousness on disaster preparedness is also a must to prevent loss of lives as well as damage to property.

Early this week, President Arroyo together with Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro led Bantay Bayan barangay officials of Pampanga in a disaster management seminar spearheaded by its Regional Disaster Coordinating Council.

On the other hand, Teodoro pointed out that the close coordination between the national government and local government units is vital in mitigating the problems relating to disaster.

Teodoro said Filipinos should always be ready to manage circumstances arising from disasters not only typhoons but also other calamities such as earthquakes and landslides, among others. (PIA) [top]

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