303rd Com­mu­nity De­fense Cen­ter thanks Guv for sup­port

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CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO – 303rd Com­mu­nity De­fense Cen­ter (CDC) Di­rec­tor Lieu­tenant Colonel Bernard T. Ra­gus ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to Gover­nor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda for his con­tin­u­ous sup­port to the dis­as­ter re­sponse of the pr ovi nce.

In a sim­ple ges­ture of thanks­giv­ing last Mon­day, Lt. Col. Ra­gus to­gether with Pam­panga State Agri­cul­tural Uni­ver­sity Pres­i­dent and Com­man­der of the 303rd Ready Re­serve In­fantry Bat­tal­ion (RRIB) Dr. Hono­rio So­ri­ano, Jr. handed a token of ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the lady gover­nor for sup­port­ing their re­cently con­cluded Dis­as­ter Emer­gency Re­lief and Res­cue Train­ing con­ducted by the CDC.

Ra­gus said that the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment is very sup­port­ive in terms of mo­bi­liz­ing them in times of Calami­ties.

“Most of our re­servist came from the dif­fer­ent towns in Pam­panga. In terms of sup­port, the gover­nor al­ways gives 100 per­cent,” he said.

By virtue of Repub­lic Act 7077 or the Re­servist Act, the prov­ince of Pam­panga has one RRIB like that of the other prov­inces within the re­gion. The Bat­tal­ion is com­posed of 528 able-bod­ied re­servist per­son­nel or­ga­nized into four Com­pa­nies with 132 re­servists each. Their de­ploy­ment was based on clus­tered ar­eas or mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties that have the strate­gic im­pact on mat­ters of Hu­man As­sis­tance and most im­por­tantly, in Dis­as­ter Re­sponse in part­ner­ship with Pro­vin­cial Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion and Man­age­ment Of­fice (PDRRMO).

Since 2013, the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment through its PDRRMO re­leased P401.88-bil­lion worth of pro­grams and projects for dis­as­ter re­sponse and pre­pared­ness.

With this, Pam­panga was named Best Pro­vin­cial Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion and Man­age­ment Coun­cil in Re­gion III by the Of­fice of Civil De­fense from 2013 to 2017.— Philip Ocampo/ Pam­panga PIO

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