Cordillera Administrative Region- The Department of Social Welfare and Development here and the 503rd Infantry (Justice and Peace) Brigade, 5th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army formalized their partnership for better disaster response after the two institutions signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 3 June 2019.
Represented by Director Janet P. Armas and Brigadier General Henry M. Doyaoen, DSWD-CAR and the Philippine Army agreed to strengthen the institutions’ partnership specifically on ensuring the immediate provision of relief items to communities during disaster.
“We recognize that the Philippine Army plays a major role in reducing and managing disaster risks in our communities. We are very much elated that through this partnership, we will be able to occupy and temporarily use a portion of their existing warehouse for prepositioning our relief goods”, Director Armas said.
The Philippine Army Warehouse is located within the premises of the Headquarters of the 503rd Infantry Brigade, 5th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army at barangay Calanan, Tabuk City, Kalinga.
“For the past years, the region experienced destructive typhoons, floods, and landslides. And Kalinga Province has been recorded to have one of the highest number of affected families. By Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva