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PIA Press Release
2007/05/02

Region 8 disaster council tackles 2007 Gawad Kalasag search

Tacloban City (May 2) -- The search for the 2007 Gawad Kalasag Award will be the main agenda in the May 8 meeting of the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council, PNP 8 Regional Director Eliseo dela Paz who is the chairman of the RDCC 8 informed.

Director dela Paz said that the RDCC meeting will be held at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon at the Ritz Tower de Leyte in Tacloban City.

Director dela Paz said that the 2007 Gawad Kalasag Search for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Awards aims to recognize outstanding performance of Disaster Coordinating Councils in the provincial, municipal and barangay levels, private volunteer organizations, local and national non government organizations providing humanitarian assistance and government emergency responders as major stakeholders and partners in the implementation of disaster management programs and activities.

The Search also aims to recognize individuals and groups or institutions who have shown extraordinary courage, heroism, capacity for self-sacrifice and bravery against all odds in times of natural and man-made disasters and emergencies, Director dela Paz added.

Director dela Paz enjoins all the members of the Region 8 Disaster Coordinating Council to attend the meeting on May 8 where the Regional Selection Committee will be created.

Dela Paz opined that through the Search, RDCC 8 will be able to promote total disaster risk management among local disaster coordinating councils and people's organizations.

It will also strengthen volunteer system and auxiliary networks between and among the private and public emergency responders and strengthen the monitoring system at the national and local levels, dela Paz added. (PIA 8) [top]

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