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Cordillera Regional Risk Reduction and Management Council

Office of Civil Defense Cordillera Region

PRESS RELEASE March 26, 2013 “Enhancing disaster resilience through partnership with the municipality of Calanasan, Apayao”

The active engagement of OCD-CAR in identifying, monitoring and evaluating risk hazards in the Province of Apayao resulted to a development and organization of local response teams in the remote municipality of Calanasan. The Local Government Unit of Calanasan has been very supportive in the implementation of DRRM programs. Last March 11-16, the Local Government Unit of Calanasan together with the Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera (OCD-CAR) and instructors from the Bureau of Fire Protection -Special Rescue Unit (BFP-SRU)and Philippine Military Academy (PMA) conducted a basic Cordillera Mountain Search and Rescue (MoSAR) course and rescue boat operations to 40 selected individuals. This emergency response course was seen as one of the most essential rescue skill for the municipality’s mountainous topography. It is also one of the most effective ways to improve the local state of disaster preparedness. ###