Oriental Mindoro bags Gawad Kalasag anew for its disaster risk reduction efforts


The province of Oriental Mindoro has bagged another Gawad Kalasag award for its disaster risk reduction and management efforts from the Office of Civil Defense.

“Muling kinilala ng Office of Civil Defense at RDRRMC ang Oriental Mindoro PDRRMC bilang First Placer-Gawad Kalasag Regional Level,” the provincial government said.

Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali Jr. at PDRRM Officer Vinscent Gahol personally received the plaque of recognition from the Office of Civil Defense. The awarding cermony was held last Friday at B Hotel in Quezon City.

Several Oriental Mindoro local government units also bagged awards for its risk reduction and management drives, namely municipalities of Gloria (2nd Best MDRRC), Naujan (4th place, Best MDRRMC) and city of Calapan (Best Local DRRMC Component City).

Accoding to the Office of Civil Defense, the Gawad Kalasag “is the country’s premier annual awards for outstanding contribution in the fields of disaster risk reduction and management and humanitarian assistance.”

“It is the principal mechanism by which the NDRRMC advances awareness of the best practices of DRRM and humanitarian response and action,” the OCD added.

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