Baguio City – Around 1,000 runners and resilience advocates from member-agencies of the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC), responders and major stakeholders joined the Run for Resilience held on July 6, 2019 at the Baguio Athletic Bowl, here, to open the CRDRRMC-led National Disaster Resilience Month.
According to Civil Defense Cordillera Regional Director and Cordillera RDRRMC Chairperson Dir. Albert A. Mogol, the said activity aims to promote resilience advocacy and stimulate various stakeholders to invest in Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) and to reinforce public consciousness on the government DRRM efforts.
“We want to emphasize that DRRM is not the sole responsibility of the government. DRRM should be a shared responsibility between the government and the community. We want to show that we can be resilient through a whole-of-a-society approach,” he added.
The said activity is in line with the observance of the National Disaster Resilience month mandated through Executive Order No. 29, signed on June 28, 2017 by President Rodrigo Duterte. This year’s theme is “Kahandaan sa Sakuna’t peligro, para sa tunay na Pagbabago.”
OCD-CAR also led a tree planting activity on July 06 and is set to conduct poster making and essay writing contests on July 24.
NDRRMC Executive Director and Civil Defense Administrator Usec Ricardo B. Jalad will grace the Culmination Program on July 24, 2019 in Baguio City. By Faith Bulayo, Rainier Lim & Kristoffer Fadlen, OCDCAR Interns
Photo: FIRST TO ARRIVE. Eliz Von Quintela, Grade 12 student of Baguio City National High School, emerges as top finisher for the 5.4 kilometer Run for Resilience last July 6 that starts and finished at the Baguio Athletic Bowl. Photo by Lito Dar/PIA CAR.