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DavNor builts training center for disaster risk reduction, management

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Michael Uy

DAVAO DEL NORTE, February 12 (PIA) - The provincial government of Davao del Norte is constructing the first training center for disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) in Region XI.

Provincial DRRM Executive Officer Romulo Tagalo bared in an interview that the center was the vision of Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario to institutionalize DRRM knowledge management.

“Gov. Del Rosario believes that the best tool in disasters is not any equipment but people themselves,” Tagalo emphasized.

He stressed that center compliments that Oplan Andam program of the province.

“The Oplan Andam is open to the public and one day is not enough to train our people on disaster management,” he said.

Tagalo underscored that the center aims to train for two to three days, barangay functionaries to teach them on how to download DRRM in their respective areas.

He also disclosed that Gov. Del Rosario targeted the center that is replicated from Bicol region, to be the training institution for DRRM in the whole Davao region.

“After we will cater all our barangays functionaries in the province, we will gladly welcome barangay functionaries from other provinces,” Tagalo added.

The P9-million training center, which will be launched on June, is located at the PDRRM building, provincial capitol compound, Mankilam, Tagum City.

Tagalo disclosed that the center can cater accommodations of up to 50 individuals. (PIA11, Michael Uy)