RDRRMC 3 accepts entries for 21st Gawad Kalasag

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Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council 3 is now accepting entries for the 21st Gawad Kalasag. (Office of Civil Defense 3 File Photo)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council 3 (RDRRMC 3) is now accepting entries for the 21stGawad Kalasag.

“The annual search aims to recognize outstanding performances of Local DRRM Councils/Committees, institutions, organizations, and individuals who have shown acts of heroism before, during, or after a disaster or emergency,” Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director and RDRRMC 3 Chairperson Marlou L. Salazar said.

“We also recognize those who continue to render exemplary contribution in promoting and implementing significant and gender sensitive DRRM and climate change adaptation programs and innovations that build community resilience in the long term,” he added.

There are a total of 21 major categories this year namely Best Provincial DRRM Council, Best City DRRM Council-Highly Urbanized, Best City DRRM Council-Component/Independent Chartered Component, Best Municipal DRRM Council-1stto 3rdclass, Best Municipal DRRM Council-4thto 6thclass, Best Barangay DRRM Committee-Urban, and Best Barangay DRRM Committee-Rural.

Also, Best Civil Society Organization, Best Volunteer Organization, Best People’s Organization, Best School-Public Elementary, Best School-Private Elementary, Best School-Public High School, Best School-Private High School, Best Child Development Center, and Best Higher Educational Institution.

Other categories include Best Hospital-National Government, Best Hospital-Local Government Unit, Best Hospital-Government Specialty, Heroic Act-Individual, and Heroic Act-Group.

“Deadline of submission of entries both in hard and soft copies will be on April 12, 2019,” Salazar said.

Winners will automatically be Central Luzon’s bets in the national competition. For queries, please contact (045) 455-0033 or email r3.rdrrmc.ocd@gmail.com.

Source: Philippine Information Agency

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