local government units (LGUs) that is why we established the roles of NCWs in the province flag-based early warning system,” Blanco said.
Blanco added that the NCWs are provincial government’s extension to the people in the barangays.
“NCW serves as the Governor Office’s arm for quick dissemination and response regarding issues concerning health, peace, and order, and most especially natural disaster and calamities,” Blanco stressed.
She said in the Flag Warning System, barangay officials and NCWs would be responsible for the management of flag warnings in the different barangays to help speed up communication and coordination of information about impending calamities and natural disaster among communities.
These flags were categorized into five colors. Each color represents rainfall alerts and tropical cyclone warnings from PAGASA which can help people better understand the protocols set by NDRMMC in times of disaster and calamity.
The meaning of each flag are as follows: White and Yellow flags for impending typhoon warning; Yellow flag for signal no. 1 rainfall alert; Orange flag for signal no. 2 rainfall alert; Red flag for signal no. 3 rainfall alert; and blue flag for impending tsunami, storm surge alert in the coastal areas.
In the same event, Governor Pineda also thanked them for their contributions and active participation to the government’s program, services, and campaigns.
Also present in the separate events were Vice-Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, comebacking Second District Representative Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo “Rimpy” Bondoc, Fourth District board members Pol Balingit and Nelson Calara, Second District board members Anthony Joseph Torres and Dimson Salalila, Lubao Mayor Mylyn CayabyabPineda, and Vice- Mayor Robertito Diaz and First District board members Benny Jocson and Cherry Manalo.