TO effectively coordinate disaster preparedness and response measures and monitor disasters that will occur in Northern Mindanao, as well as control equipment and manpower sources that will be deployed during calamities, construction of Government Command and Control Center paves its way at Lumbia Airport, this city.
The P77-million facility is designed to effectively and efficiently deliver the activities necessary, or which an involved agency is specialized with, especially in the field of communications, warning signals, emergency transportation, evacuation, rescue, health and rehabilitation, public education, and other auxiliary services.
Office of Civil Defense-10 Regional Director Rosauro Arnel Q. Gonzales and Department of the Interior and Local Government-10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe affirm that partner agencies are stepping up their collaborative efforts when it comes to disaster preparedness measures.
“We place our focus to the most vulnerable barangays in our local government units, which we consider as high-risk areas,” said Agabe. (pia x)