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Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Management Training: Barangay Tortugas

posted Oct 14, 2014, 8:39 AM by Barangay Tortugas   [ updated Oct 14, 2014, 7:44 PM ]
The Barangay Council is so thankful to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) for choosing to train a number of our residents as trainors and thereupon opting to hold its pilot project here in Barangay Tortugas. The aim is to strengthen the ability of the people whose community is most vulnerable to natural (and man-made) calamities. The recent occurrences and devastation brought about by typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban and typhoon Glenda in our area prompted these agencies to help arm the communities to be ready when such disasters happen.

This workshop/seminar is a joint project of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) and with the support of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) and the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) with the specific goal of help prepare the total community during disasters.

Among the privileged members of our Barangay who attended the seminar were teachers, nurses, some resident volunteers and a number of our Barangay officials. These attendees are to be TRAINORS themselves and will be conducting the same workshop/seminar first in Barangay Tortugas and in the rest of the city barangays. They were very delighted to have received training and be under the expertise of the aforementioned agencies.

Preparation is now on going to hold community training here in Barangay Tortugas with the set of residents trainors to hand down what they had learned from the recently concluded risk reduction training. These trainors will aim to reach and teach each individual from the high risk areas in Quesada, Lupang Pangako part of M.Delos Reyes, Baluyot, Sevilla, Lacson and Punzalan. They will be aiming to impart to how best respond in the challenges caused by typhoon, flood, fire, etc.

Again, we like to thank all the people behind this succesful seminar:

Japan International Cooperation Agency) JICA

1. Mr. Yoshikiro Uchikura

2. Ms. Araki Motoyo

3. Ms. Tin F. Derafera


Ofiice of the Civil Defense (OCD)

1. Ms. Shereen Lucas (evaluator)

2. Ms. Anna Orallio (evaluator)

3. Ms. Susan Quimbao (OIC – Training Specialist in Education and Training Division)

4. Ms. Maritess Galang (Training Specialist III, Training Specialist in Education and Training Division)


Office of the Civil Defense Region III

1. Mr. Darius Vallejos (evaluator)


RDRRMC – Department of Health Region III

1. Dra. Evelyn David (evaluator)


Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP)

1. Ms. Ria Toquero (evaluator)

2. Ms. Kez Berzamin (evaluator)


Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction management Council

1. Engr. Carlos Dela Fuente (OIC)

2. Mr. Lee Radol (first responder-nurse)


City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council

1. Mayor Joet Garcia (CDRRMC Chairperson)  

2. Engr. Denis Mariano (CDRRM Officer)

3. Ms. Karlene Inieto (first responder-nurse)

4. Ms. Danica Reyes (first responder-nurse)


Barangay Tortugas Trainors

1. Victor A. Baluyot Jr. (Punong Barangay)

2. Rofelia D. Buenaventura (TES Teacher)

3. Grace B. Almario (TES Teacher)

4. Cora D. Sevilla (High School Teacher)

5. Sm D. Dela Cruz (Community Nurse)

6. Rynz T. Bartolome (Community Nurse)

7. Jennet Din (Brgy VAWC Desk Officer)

8. Lulette N.Diwa (4Ps President)


Trainors Support and Volunteers

1.  Cesar F. Salaveria (Brgy. Kagawad)

2. Reynaldo R. Sevilla (Brgy. Kagawad)

3. Isagani Cercado (Chief Tanod)

4. Joey E. Gatdula (BPSC)

5. Lolita Sanchez (Brgy. Tanods)