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PIA Press Release
2008/07/28

Kalinga day care workers train on disaster preparedness

by L. Lopez

Tabuk City, Kalinga (28 July) -- With the alarming weather forecast about the number of super typhoons that may hit the country this year, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) taps the assistance of day care workers on disaster preparedness and relief operations, as part of its disaster preparedness efforts in the province.

Eusebia Haddac, Project Coordinator of the PSWDO said their office will conduct disaster preparedness orientation and training to properly equip 150 day care workers throughout the province.

The strategic distribution of day care workers in major parts of the province make them a potential group in providing updates and reports in times of typhoons and other disasters from their own areas, Haddac explained.

Haddac cited how this group has worked effectively as volunteers in previous relief operations, providing assistance to relief and rescue teams.

With the training we are establishing a rescue and relief network that will be present in all municipalities, down to the barangay level, Haddac said. The network will be under the Barangay Disaster Coordinating Council (BDCC).

Haddac said the training will be conducted by cluster areas.There will be 3 cluster groups to be scheduled, Tinglayan-Lubuagan; Pinukpuk-Tabuk and Tabuk-Rizal -Tanudan.

PSWDO is aiming to have the training within the month of July, to mark the celebration of Disaster Preparedness Month with the Theme: Pag alisto, malayo sa peligro.

Funds for the training, Haddac said will be derived from the 5% budgetary reserve of the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC). (PIA Kalinga) [top]

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