Cagayan de Oro City – On August 10, 2017, The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of the Province of Lanao del Norte proudly received the First Place Award in the National Disaster Resiliency Month-Culmination of Gawad Kalasag Awarding Ceremony held in the city. The Province won the 2nd Class Provincial Level for Region 10 against the Provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental and Oriental. The relentless effort of the PDRRMO-Lanao del Norte paid off as they were recognized for their dedication and their professionalism in keeping Lanao del Norte ever ready when disaster or calamity strikes.
The governance of Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo prepares Lanao del Norte by integrating all emergency response units of all municipalities through series of emergency response trainings. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office conducted these trainings available to all members of the community.
Men from PDRRMO coordinate with the members of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to empower the men and women of each community by imparting them with enough knowledge and skills in order for them to respond to any emergency situation within their community.
The exemplary performance of PDRRMO-Lanao del Norte in implementing the DRRM-CCA programs in the province for the year 2016 which covers the four thematic areas (Kamalayan sa Kahandaan, Katumbas ay Kaligtasan). The Office is proactively advancing the capacity and awareness to impending threat of calamity by staging trainings on rescue and emergency response in continuous cooperation and collaboration with the local government units of the province. For being proactive, the province becomes safer by strengthening the commitment in ensuring the reduction of disaster risk in the communities.
The resiliency of the people of the province to withstand or recover quickly from any disaster or calamity made easy because of the unity of the residents of the Province of Lanao del Norte and the strong leadership of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo.
The award was handed over by Chairperson Liza R. Mazo, Regional Director, OCDRO-10 and represented by the men and women of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, headed by OIC, Ramelito B. Tubongbanua with his staff; Roy Joseph N. Secuya, Jeanette D. Calimpusan, Arvin Q. Antonio, Doroteo P. Andrin IV, Charlie G. Gabawa, Arwin D. Miquiabas, Prince Heddi L. Obdina, and Julian S. Ramirez in Mallberry Suites Business Hotel. PIO-LDN