Catbalogan DRRMC organizes disaster awareness exhibit

In celebration of this year’s National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme “Pamilya at Pamayanang Handa, Katuwang sa Pag-unlad ng Bansa”, the Catbalogan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC) has organized an exhibit of equipment, gears and armaments related to disaster preparation at the City Plaza.

This exhibit will run until July 15, 2015 and is aimed at raising awareness on the activities of the council and parter agencies as well as raise awareness on how to prepare during disasters.

CDRRMC Chair, Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan and CDRRMC Co-Chair, Vice Mayor Art Gabon along with City Councilors Bembot Bermejo and Junjun Perez visited the various tents at the plaza.

This activity is part of the month-long observance aimed to promote public awareness on natural hazards and disseminate information on the steps to be undertaken to mitigate the adverse effects of such hazards.

Said month-long celebration is pursuant to Executive Order No. 137 dated August 10, 1999 declaring the month of July of every year as National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM).

(Article by Ador Hurtado; Photos by Paulus Aragon)

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