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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.

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