PDRRMO ori­ents 5,656 NCWs on early warn­ing sys­tem

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LUBAO – For quick re­sponse in times of disas­ter, some 5,656 Nanay Com­mu­nity Work­ers (NCWs) were given ori­en­ta­tion and tech­ni­cal knowhow on their roles in the prov­ince-wide flag-based early warn­ing sys­tem, held re­cently in two sep­a­rate venues here and in the City of San Fer­nando.

Gov­er­nor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda said the NCWs have a very im­por­tant role in their re­spec­tive com­mu­ni­ties in the speedy im­ple­men­ta­tion of disas­ter and health re­sponse of the provin­cial gov­ern­ment at the grass­roots level.

“You’ve ful­filled a huge part in ex­tend­ing your roles at home and at the barangay. You have been my part­ners in bring­ing the Capi­tol closer to the peo­ple dur­ing my term. You made it eas­ier for me to pro­vide the ser­vices the peo­ple need in times of disas­ter,” Gov­er­nor Pineda said in ver­nac­u­lar.

An­gelina Blanco, head of the Provin­cial Disas­ter Risk Re­duc­tion and Man­age­ment Of­fice (PDRRMO) said the ob­jec­tive of the ac­tiv­ity is to keep the prov­ince safe, ready, and in­formed from all im­pend­ing typhoons and other nat­u­ral calami­ties through the ef­fec­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion of the NCWs.

“In times of calamity, we have to speed up co­or­di­na­tion and in­crease re­siliency be­tween

— Photo Cour­tesy of Al­bert B. La­can­lale

WOMEN EM­POW­ER­MENT. Barangay Health Work­ers and Barangay Nu­tri­tion Schol­ars of Lubao, Pam­panga en­joy a photo op­por­tu­nity with Mayor My­lyn Pineda-Cayabyab dur­ing a Women’s Month cel­e­bra­tion pro­gram spon­sored by the Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment at the Bam­boo Hub and Eco-Park in Barangay Sta. Catalina, Lubao, Pam­panga. The BHW and BNS were treated to a whole-day pam­per­ing, in­clud­ing hair-cut­ting, mas­sage and other ser­vices from Pineda-Cayabyab, who vowed to ad­vo­cate women em­pow­er­ment if she wins a seat as board mem­ber of the Sec­ond District of the prov­ince.

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